meaning, if my "theory" is correct, the actress in this film is playing "me" 115 years ago !!
I read today a short blurb about her which said, short and to the point -- "Dagny Juel (1867-1901), decadent norwegian writer who liked to sleep with polish men"
. . . Set in the city of Tiflis (now Tbilisi) in the early 1900s, this period melodrama about a mysterious couple trying to navigate their way through life and their relationship. Vladislav Eschenbach and Sofia Pshebyshevskaya play the artistic pair in Georgia before the turmoil of the First World War and the Russian Revolution take hold.
She is a painter’s model and a free spirit accustomed to male attention. He is her lover, a jealous poet constrained by reality and gravitas. How the story ends for the couple is never in doubt, but the film – based on Yuri Nagibin’s short story Three Men, One Woman and Another Man – is a rich portrait and incisive psychological profile of two seemingly opposite people who nonetheless try and forge a life together. Their evolving relationship is reflected in the vivid culture in Tiflis and the life they find there.
. . . always the bad girl -- strange strange strange