Swedish filmmaker Alf Sjöberg’s visually innovative, Cannes Grand Prix-winning adaptation of August Strindberg’s renowned 1888 play brings to scalding life the excoriating words of the stage’s preeminent surveyor of all things rotten in the state of male-female relations.
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3,7 Time treated as a moebius strip: no inbound recollection and outbound perception, but a continuous single-surface band where back-to-back remembrance and actuality dash seamlessly like clauses in a run-on sentence. For a few centuries now anthropology has been busy to show that all differences are made not found, from aristocratic political precedence to nature's unequal distribution of talent to gender specific.
I was floored by this. It's been a LONG TIME since I've been invested enough in a character and their circumstances to where I didn't want the story to go the way it did. Also, there was that startling and absolutely beautiful chain of images from the marriage pyre....I was reminded of the crumbling of the windmill from "Frankenstein" during this sequence. Quite, quite, quite an extraordinary motion picture.
A great translation from play to screen. Interesting to see how Sjoberg connects the scenes from the past with the present.
The contrast of the servants and locals having a fun party,with Julie and Jean in a serious,sometimes hostile,discussion is very effective.
Tanto Bergman como Sjoberg le otorgan una nueva tradición al cine sueco. "Miss Julie", al igual que algunos filmes de ambos directores, centra su historia en personajes atormentados por el pasado. Una ama y su sirviente se aman y se maltratan mutuamente. Existe una volubilidad en ellos, Ese conflicto interno que divide a su personalidad benevolente y maldita. Es el amor que lucha contra la herencia trágica.