Video: The Strawberry Girl
The Strawberry Girl is a fictional account of where Edvard Munch's The Scream began.
Set in the Norwegian seaside town of Asgardstrand, where Munch rented a summer house, the novel centres on a young girl, Johanne, who is the confidante of Munch’s lover, Tullik Ihlen.
Johann is only fifteen and yet she has already decided to become an artist ; she is drawn to both the dedicated and bohemian Munch and his secret muse. As the summer draws on, the relationship between the three characters begins to unravel.
Summer 1893, and the Norwegian fishing village of Asgardstrand is preparing for the arrival of well-to-do guests and bohemian artists from the city. Johanne becomes a maid for the wealthy Ihlen family, whose wayward daughter Tullik recruits her as a go-between in her pursuit of the controversial painter Edvard Munch.