The distributor has picked up US rights to Swedish director Mikael Berg’s tale of lust, love, class and the battle of the sexes.

Berg adapted Miss Julie from August Strindberg’s play set in the 19th century and has reconfigured it as a drama in the vein of Downton Abbey set in a 1920s country mansion.

Nathalie Soderqvist and Klas Ekegren star in the story of a woman who breaks off her engagement to a wealthy man and encounters a newly hired servant during a Midsummer party.

Film Festival Flix chief Ben Oberman plans to release Miss Julie later this year.