- Year: 2020
- Duration: 105min
- Certificate: TBC
- Type: Film
Please note, tickets for Ammonite will be on sale from Monday 21 September.
Francis Lee follows up God’s Own Country with film every bit as immersive, tactile and emotionally powerful. In this fictionalised account of the life of the 19th century palaeontologist Mary Anning, Kate Winslet plays the pioneering scientist with Saoirse Ronin a gentlewoman who falls in love with her while staying in Mary’s beloved Lyme Regis for a period of seaside recovery. Lee shows again his power to conjure vivid textures and a sense of place - the salty, sandy cottage in Lyme, the weight of a fossil or tool, the roar of the sea – underpinned by first rate cinematography from Stéphane Fontaine (A Prophet, Rust and Bone, Jackie). But at its heart this is a love story, and one of great passion, intimacy and candour with Winslet and Ronin both exceptional alongside a strong cast (Fiona Shaw, James McCardle). [Advised Cert 15]