Mona Fastvold, Casey Affleck & Stars Interview — Contenders – .

Norwegian director Mona Fastvold’s The World to Come whisks her away to a frontier country as two dressed peasant women – played by Vanessa Kirby and Katherine Waterston – unexpectedly despite their strained relationships with their husbands played by love in the drudgery of America of the 1850s Casey Affleck and Christopher Abbott find years.

Fastvold speaks with Kirby, Waterston and Affleck during the Bleecker Street drama podium at the season’s . Contenders Film Awards about the project getting to her out of the blue after being contacted by Affleck (who is next to the Co – Main role also the film producer) and his production partner Whitaker Ladder.

“You reached me with the script,” she recalls. “I write a lot, and I often write for other directors, so I hadn’t really thought about directing something I hadn’t read myself. But just as I was reading the script – already on the first pages – I was immediately excited. You see pictures and see your way in. So I started talking to Casey and Whitaker about what I would do and what would make me do it. They said, “This is where the script is, and now it has to be developed. We have to find out who these women are going to be, explore their relationships, their sexuality.” I felt like I had a lot of freedom to really make it my own. “

Affleck explains that it was writing that attracted him. “It’s a beautifully written story and it was just very moving. I was very touched by the story of these two people who were at the worst moment of their lives and found each other. “

Check the panel video again.

Comments are closed.