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The World to Come

Mona Fastvold
USA 2020
98min
OF
V'20

Als fleißige Pioniersfrau im damals noch unerschlossenen amerikanischen Nordosten glaubt Abigail noch daran, eine „Neue Welt“ gestalten zu können. Auch wenn der frühe Tod ihrer kleinen Tochter sie und ihren Ehemann Dyer in eine schwere Krise gestürzt hat. Doch dann löst das Auftauchen der eleganten Tallie als neue Nachbarin in der schüchternen Frau nie gekannte intensive Empfindungen aus. Eine innige Frauenfreundschaft nimmt ihren Anfang, der nicht nur die Härten der sie umgebenden Wildnis immer wieder im Weg stehen, sondern vor allem das misogyne Misstrauen von Tallies Ehemann Finney. (Barbara Schweizerhof)

With a focus reminiscent of last year’s PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU, THE WORLD TO COME is another impressive period piece that unfurls a discourse on female self-empowerment first and foremost. While Sciamma invented a temporary utopia consisting only of women, Norwegian-American director Mona Fastvold recounts the love between two women, which must take place in secret in the rural America of the 1850s. At the beginning, shy and introverted Abigail is lonely and isolated. Her life at a farm somewhere in upstate New York is clearly not her own decision. Dyer is a caring husband, but their marriage has never recovered from the death of their infant daughter. The land is cold, muddy, and bleak. From early on, Fastvold aligns us with Abigail via a voiceover that brings to mind Terrence Malick’s TO THE WONDER, only less pastoral. It takes the arrival of Tallie, her neighbor’s more straightforward wife, to change Abigail’s expectations of life and the whole tone of the film with it. You might call THE WORLD TO COME a film about a passionate romance, but it’s much more than that: Fastvold explores how two women finally find a way to express their subjectivities. (Dominik Kamalzadeh)

Credits
  • Katherine Waterston - Abigail
  • Vanessa Kirby - Tallie
  • Karina Ziana Gherasim - Nellie
  • Christopher Abbott - Finney
  • Casey Affleck - Dyer
  • Ioachim Ciobanu - Son of the Widow Weldon
  • Jim Shepard
  • Ron Hansen
  • André Chemetoff
  • Dávid Jancsó
  • Daniel Blumberg
  • Jean-Vincent Puzos
  • Luminita Lungu
Sea Change Media Yellow Bear Entertainment, , Killer Films, Hype Film, Charades Prod., M.Y.R.A. Entertainment, Panasper Films,, Ingenious Media
DCP
Farbe
Di. 27 Okt
23:00
Gartenbaukino
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Mi. 28 Okt
18:30
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Fr. 30 Okt
20:30
Filmcasino
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Sa. 31 Okt
20:30
Gartenbaukino
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So. 01 Nov
13:00
Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus
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