In 1856, two women forge a close connection despite their isolation on the American frontier.
Runtime: 105 minutes
Genre: Drama, Romance, Western
Stars: Katherine Waterston, Casey Affleck, Vanessa Kirby, Christopher Abbott, Kim Ciobanu, Daniel Blumberg, Andreea Vasile, James Longshore
Director: Mona Fastvold
lee_eisenberg - 13 September 2022 there are stories to tell In 2020, there were twin movies focusing on relationships between women in the 1800s. The notable one was "Ammonite", starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan. The lesser known one was "The World to Come", starring Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby. Like the more famous movie, this one shows the protagonists' misery in their status as wives. Quite frankly, I wonder how many women back then secretly wanted to get together just to avoid the era's social strictures. Aside from the aforementioned movies, 2015's "Carol" depicted a pair of women in the 1950s starting up a relationship.
Anyway, it's a fine piece of work. Not a masterpiece, but the performances and cinematography make it one that people should see. A lot more interesting than the umpteenth movie where Tom Cruise narrowly escapes all danger.
smatysia - 26 March 2022 Worth seeing Apparently, to many commenters here, if a film doesn't have car chases, explosions, and gunfights, then "nothing much happens". This film is a historical romance and character study. The setting is upstate New York in 1856. The characters are backwoods farmers. You can't really call it "frontier" by this time. No one worries about or mentions any possibility of Indian attacks and no one seems to routinely carry arms. It very much brings home the raw deal (by modern standards) of being a woman in the not-all-that-distant past. Excellent, if sometimes low-key, acting in the main roles by Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby. Although they fall in love, I doubt that either character is actually a lesbian as we know the term today. Photography is excellent, and direction is unobtrusive. Worth seeing.