Celebrations of summer spark tragedy in Liv Ullmann's 'Miss Julie'

December 3, 2014 11:16 PM

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Celebrations of summer spark tragedy in Liv Ullmann's 'Miss Julie'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Liv Ullmann's newest film, "Miss Julie," is set in rural Ireland in the late 19th century but the Norwegian actress and director says the themes of the period drama about class, power and desire are still relevant today.

Ullmann adapted and directed the film, which opens in limited release on Friday, from Swedish playwright August Strindberg's play of the same name. It depicts the social restraints and struggle for dominance between a woman and her father's valet on Midsummer's Eve, a celebration of the summer solst...

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