Yorkshire filmmaker Francis Lee’s highly anticipated follow up to God’s Own Country (LIFF2017), is a fictionalised biopic of 19th century paleontologist Mary Anning, reimagined as a tender and subtle romance between two women. Set on Dorset’s breathtaking Jurassic Coast, Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) devotes her days to finding and cataloguing fossils. Rejected by the male-dominated scientific community, she lives a solitary life. When Charlotte Murchison (Saoirse Ronan) is entrusted to her care, the pair develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
‘Another tenderly executed triumph from Francis Lee, and a captivating, serrated starring performance from Kate Winslet. Ammonite is a fine feat in British filmmaking craft.’- Beth Webb, Empire.
‘Kate Winslet slowly illuminates Mary from the inside, passion fighting caution beneath that classically composed demeanour. It’s one of the performances of her career.’- Guy Lodge, Film of the Week