The World To Come

Queensland Premiere


Director Mona Fastvold
Screenwriter Ron Hansen, Jim Shepard
Cast Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby, Christopher Abbott, Casey Affleck
Country USA
Language English 
Runtime 98min
Year 2020
Genre Drama / Lesbian

Winner, Venice International Film Festival 2020 Queer Lion Award
Two lost souls align, finding love in a hopeless place. 

“The film trembles with the same intensity its filmmaker wrote into the script for ‘Vox Lux’ and shares a common interest in female interiority and the sweet vertigo of falling in love. ‘The World to Come’ takes the pioneer spirit and runs with it deep into the woods.” — IndieWire

In this frontier romance framed by the four seasons and set against the backdrop of rugged terrain, Abigail, a farmer’s wife, and her new neighbor Tallie find themselves powerfully, irrevocably drawn to each other. As grieving Abigail tends to the needs of her taciturn husband Dyer and Tallie bristles at the jealous control of her husband Finney, both women are illuminated and liberated by their intense bond, filling a void in their lives they never knew existed. Director Mona Fastvold examines the interior lives of two women resisting constraints, giving voice to their experiences, exploring how isolation is overcome by the power of imagination and human connection.