Casey Affleck and Mona Fastvold Talk About Women In the Period of The World To Come [Exclusive Interview]

Casey Affleck is in the new time period story The World To Come.  A love story directed by Mona Fastvold and based on the novel of the same title written by Ron Hansen.


The Synopsis

In this powerful 19th century romance set in the American Northeast, Abigail (Katherine Waterston,”Inherent Vice”), a farmer’s wife, and her new neighbor Tallie (Vanessa Kirby, “The Crown”) find themselves irrevocably drawn to each other. A grieving Abigail tends to her withdrawn husband Dyer (Casey Affleck, “Gone Baby Gone”) as free-spirit Tallie bristles at the jealous control of her husband Finney (Christopher Abbott, “James White”), 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 Then I Go) and Ron Hansen (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford), THE WORLD TO COME explores how isolation is overcome by the intensity of human connection.

Vanessa Kirby (L) stars as Tallie and Katherine Waterston (R) stars as Abigail in Mona Fastvold’s THE WORLD TO COME, a Bleecker Street release

Casey Affleck began his career as an actor. Today he is an actor, writer and director.  Some of the popular films he is remembered for are Gone Baby Gone and Ocean’s Thirteen. With Manchester by the Sea he won an Oscar and Golden Globe for best performance as an actor. He made his directorial debut as writer, director and was the protagonist for Light of My Life in 2019. Currently he is developing Fencer with Zoe Saldana under his production company, Sea Change Media.

Director Mona Fastvold on the set of THE WORLD TO COME, a Bleecker Street release

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Mona Fastvold also started her career as an actress before being a writer and director. She was seen as an actress in Vox Lux starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law. Her work as a filmmaker has been seen in The Sleepwalker and The Childhood of a Leader. Currently she is co-writing The Brutalist, starring Vanessa Kirby and Sebastian Stan.

Christopher Abbott (L) stars as Finney and Vanessa Kirby (R) stars as Tallie in Mona Fastvold’s THE WORLD TO COME, a Bleecker Street release

I connected with Casey Affleck and Mona Fastvold via Zoom to discuss The World To Come. Affleck spoke about wanting to work with Ron Hansen again. Fastvold discussed the scene that touched her while filming.


The World To Come is available in and on digital March 2nd 2021

Source: Bleecker Street, LRMOnline 


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