Vanessa Kirby follows up her powerhouse efficiency in “Items of a Girl” with one other awards contender. The winner of the Queer Lion eventually 12 months’s Venice Movie Pageant, Mona Fastvold’s “The World to Come” is about within the 19th century within the American Northeast and follows Abigail (Waterston), a soft-spoken farmer’s spouse, and Tallie (Kirby), her outgoing new neighbor. The previous is grieving the loss of a kid alongside along with her husband (Casey Affleck) and the latter is struggling to keep up some independence dwelling underneath the identical roof as her controlling and jealous husband (Christopher Abbott).
“It’s been my expertise that it’s not at all times those that present the least who truly really feel the least,” says Tallie. Abigail says little, however her diary entries reveal that she’s a gifted author who feels loads.
Each girls dream of dwelling totally different lives. After bonding over their shared discontent, Tallie and Abigail uncover in addition they share a mutual attraction. “The World to Come” is their charming love story.
After we requested Fastvold, who made her characteristic directorial debut with 2014’s “The Sleepwalker,” what she needs audiences to consider after watching “The World to Come,” she mentioned, “Have been it not for characters resembling these two girls, a lady like myself could not have had the chance to inform this story or make this movie. That was on my thoughts. Their expedition into the unknown is allegoric of the travails of ladies previous and current.”
“The World to Come” arrives in theaters February 12 and hits digital March 2.