THE WORLD TO COME, a wintry tale about a powerful, yet ill-fated lesbian romance, comes to theaters February 12th, 2021.
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A grieving Abigail tends to her withdrawn husband Dyer (Casey Affleck) as free-spirit Tallie bristles at the jealous control of her husband Finney (Christopher Abbott), when together their intimacy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.
The Knockturnal had the pleasure of speaking with Casey Affleck, Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby, and director Mona Fastvold about their character’s weakness, what made this production so special, and the lessons of love THE WORLD TO COME can offer the weary soul.