The World to Come
Directed by Mona Fastvold
Followed by a Q&A with the director plus cast members Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby, Christopher Abbott, and Casey Affleck, moderated by Variety’s Jenelle Riley
USA / 2020 / 98 min
In this powerful 19th-century romance set in the American Northeast, Abigail (Katherine Waterston), a farmer’s wife, and her new neighbor, Tallie (Vanessa Kirby), find themselves irrevocably drawn to each other. A grieving Abigail tends to her withdrawn husband Dyer (Casey Affleck) as free-spirit Tallie bristles at the jealous control of her husband Finney (Christopher Abbott), when together their intimacy begins to fill a void in each other’s lives they never knew existed. Directed by Mona Fastvold and scripted by Jim Shepard and Ron Hansen, The World to Come explores how isolation is overcome by the intensity of human connection.
A Bleecker Street release, opening February 12.