The World to Come (2020)

The World to Come
Director: Mona Fastvold
Writer: Ron Hansen, Jim Shepard
Based on: Jim Shepard‘s short story
Cast: Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby, Christopher Abbott, Casey Affleck
Part of: Viennale
Seen on: 31.10.2020

Content Note: (critical treatment of) homomisia, domestic violence

Plot:
Abigail (Katherine Waterston) and her husband Dyer (Casey Affleck) live a rather simple life filled with hard work on their farm. When they get new neighbors in Tallie (Vanessa Kirby) and Finney (Christopher Abbott), it means an end to their isolation. Or at least for Abigail and Tallie who quickly feel very drawn to each other. But that isn’t something that any one of them is prepared for.

How can you ruin Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby falling love? Ask The World to Come. It seemed promising but was, unfortunately, pretty much a disappointment.

Abigail (Katherine Waterston) talking to Tallie (Vanessa Kirby).
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