Screening Room: ‘The World to Come’

In Mona Fastvold’s The World to Come, two women fall in love on a farm in mid-19th century upstate New York, with their husbands none the wiser.

My review is at Slant:

As the two chat over tea and chores, Tallie’s nearly unblinking attentiveness helps Abigail to overcome her shyness. “I find that everything I wish to tell her loses its eloquence in her presence,” she writes in her diary. As the two find more points at which their spirits are wanting to merge, the story becomes not just a romance but a liberation narrative in which they realize just how little they have been raised to expect out of life…

Here’s the trailer:

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