Directed by: Mona Fastvold
Production: Casey Affleck, David Hinojosa, Margarethe Baillou, Pamela Koffler, Whitaker Lader
Cast: Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby, Casey Affleck, Christopher Abbott
USA, 2020, 105 minutes, English with Hebrew subtitles
Festivals and awards:
Venice 2020 – The Queer Lion Award and the Fanheart3 Award
Stockholm Film Festival 2020 – Best Actress
La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival 2020 – a special award from the judges
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2020
Sundance Film Festival 2021
In upstate New York, in 1850, Abigail begins a new year on the country farm where she lives with her husband. She spends her time handcuffing on the secluded farm and writing poetic notes in her diary. Tallie, a young woman, direct and temperamental, moves in with her husband on a nearby farm. The two women find themselves spending more time with each other and what seems like a friendship between two lonely married women develops into a surprising and daring intimate love story.
“The World to Come” examines the lives of two women who find themselves fighting to be who they are at a time when women’s rights and LGBT rights did not exist at all, especially in isolated rural areas. Where the plot of the film is situated.
Lead actresses Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby excellent in the leading roles.