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Director Mona Fastvold and Casey Affleck on Crafting a Good Old Fashioned Love Story

Director Mona Fastvold and Casey Affleck on Crafting a Good Old Fashioned Love Story

BGN interviews filmmaker Mona Fastvold and actor Casey Affleck (Dyer) for the film The World to Come.

In this powerful 19th century romance set in the American Northeast, Abigail (Katherine Waterston), a farmer’s wife, and her new neighbor Tallie (Vanessa Kirby) find themselves irrevocably drawn to each other. A grieving Abigail tends to her withdrawn husband Dyer (Casey Affleck) as free-spirit Tallie bristles at the jealous control of her husband Finney (Christopher Abbott), when together their intimacy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 Ron Hansen, The World to Come explores how isolation is overcome by the intensity of human connection.

Interviewer: Jeandra LeBeauf

Video Editor: Jamie Broadnax

The World to Come is in theaters today and On Demand and Digital March 2nd.

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