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The World To Come

Venezia 77 Competition

Director:
Mona Fastvold
Production:
Sea Change Media (Casey Affleck, Whitaker Lader), Killer Films (Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa, Ben Kuller) Hype Film (Ilya Stewart, Murad Osmann, Pavel Buria), Charades (Carole Baraton, Pierre Mazars, Yohann Comte), M.Y.R.A. Entertainment (Margarethe Baillou), Yellow Bear Entertainment (Andrew Morrison), Panasper Films, Ingenious Media
Running Time:
98’
Language:
English
Country:
USA
Main Cast:
Katherine Waterston, Vanessa Kirby, Christopher Abbott, Casey Affleck
Screenplay:
Ron Hansen, Jim Shepard
Cinematographer:
André Chemetoff
Editor:
Dávid Jancsó
Production Designer:
Jean Vincent Puzos
Costume Designer:
Luminita Lungu
Music:
Daniel Blumberg
Sound:
Leslie Schatz
Note:from the short story "The World to Come" by Jim Shepard

SYNOPSIS

In upstate New York in the 1850s, Abigail begins a new year on the rural farm where she lives with her husband Dyer. As Abigail considers the year to come through her journal entries, we experience the marked contrast between her deliberate, stoic manner and her unravelling complex emotions. Spring arrives and Abigail meets Tallie, an emotionally frank and arrestingly beautiful newcomer renting a neighbouring farm with her husband, Finney. The two strike up a tentative relationship, filling a void in their lives which neither knew existed.
We follow the progress of the two women’s increased intimacy and passionate devotion to one another, even as they begin to register that they have no model for this new state in which they find themselves. As both husbands come to terms with the intensity of their wives’ connection—Dyer’s wounded feelings and Finney’s jealous vindictiveness—events climax with Finney’s decision to move Tallie away, and Abigail’s determination to pursue her lost kindred spirit.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

The World to Come examines the lives of two ordinary women that have become increasingly heroic, extraordinary figures in my life. To finally share their story with the public is my great honour.

 

PRODUCERS/DISTRIBUTORS

PRODUCTION 1: Casey Affleck, Whitaker Lader - Sea Change Media
1037 Hyperion Ave, Apt 201
90029 – Los Angeles, United States of America
Tel. +1 626 410 6170

PRODUCTION 2: Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa, Ben Kuller - Killer Films
305 7th Avenue, #1901
10001 - New York, United States of America
Tel. +1 212 473 3950
info@killerfilms.com

PRODUCTION 3: Ilya Stewart, Murad Osmann, Pavel Buria - Hype Film
Malaya Nikitskaya 20
121069 – Moscow, Russia
Tel. +7 926 565 1755
stewart@hypepro.tv

PRODUCTION 4: Carole Baraton, Pierre Mazars and Yohann Comte - Charades prod
17 Boulevard Jules Ferry
75011 – Paris, France
Tel. +33 9 84 10 27 84
sales@charades.eu

PRODUCTION 5: Margarethe Baillou - M.Y.R.A. Entertainment
322 W. 57th Street, #52U
10019 - New York, United States of America

PRODUCTION 6: Andrew Morrison - Yellow Bear Entertainment
630 9th Avenue, #1205
10036 - New York, United States of America

PRODUCTION 7: Panasper Films Ltd.

PRODUCTION 8: Ingenious Media

WORLD SALES:
NORTH AMERICAN SALES: United Talent Agency
Endeavor Content
ICM Partners

ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions

PRESS OFFICE: Sarah Coker - Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions
10202 W. Washington Blvd
90232 – Culver City, United States of America
Tel. +1 310 244 4000
Sarah_Coker@spe.sony.com
Claudia Tomassini + associates
Tel. +49 1732055794
claudia@claudiatomassini.com
www.claudiatomassini.com

USA PRESS OFFICE:
Cinetic Media
Ryan Werner / Emilie Spiegel
emilie@cineticmedia.com


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