The World to Come

As with other recent lesbian period pieces (Ammonite comes to mind) this movie has been unfairly compared with Portrait of a Lady on Fire.  As with Ammonite this movie is extremely understated and the point of the movie isn’t so much about a potential relationship as it is about how few options women had in the not-too-distant past.  I thought that movie smartly knew how to begin and end the story and it didn’t overstay its welcome.   The two leads are fantastic and Affleck also shines in an understated supporting role.

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Movie title: The World to Come

Movie description: Two women who forge a close connection despite their isolation in the mid-19th-century American frontier.

Date published: 2021-07-06

Director(s): Mona Fastvold

Actor(s): Katherine Waterston, Casey Affleck, Vanessa Kirby, Christopher Abbott, Kim Ciobanu, Daniel Blumberg, Andreea Vasile, James Longshore

Genre: Drama, Romance

My Review

As with other recent lesbian period pieces (Ammonite comes to mind) this movie has been unfairly compared with Portrait of a Lady on Fire.  As with Ammonite this movie is extremely understated and the point of the movie isn’t so much about a potential relationship as it is about how few options women had in the not-too-distant past.  I thought that movie smartly knew how to begin and end the story and it didn’t overstay its welcome.   The two leads are fantastic and Affleck also shines in an understated supporting role.

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