Abigail, a farmer's wife, and her new neighbor Tallie are strongly and inescapably attracted to each other.
While grieving Abigail tries to fulfill the needs of her taciturn husband Dyer and Tallie struggles with her jealous husband Finney, both women feel liberated by their intense bond. This connection illuminates their existence and fills a void in their lives that they never knew existed.
This romance is set in the rugged landscape of America's western frontier in the 19th Century. Director Mona Fastvold studies the inner lives of two women who resist the limitations of their time and gives voice to their experiences. The World to Come explores how isolation is overcome through imagination and human relationships.
English spoken, Dutch subtitles.