The World to Come
USA / 2020 / 98'
Director: Mona Fastvold
Writers: Ron Hansen, Jim Shepard
Stars: Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby, Christopher Abbott
A lyrical western of female desire in 19th-century America.
In upstate New York in the 1850s, Abigail, a farmer's wife, and her new married neighbor Tallie find themselves irrevocably drawn to each other. Their intimacy begins to fill a void in each other's lives they never knew existed.
Special event and the Queer Lion Prize at the 77th Venice Film Festival
It would be easy to sell The World to Come as 'the female Brokeback Mountain', but that would be to traduce the richness, singularity and command of Mona Fastvold's beautifully executed and acted drama. – Jonathan Romney, ScreenDaily