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An absorbing drama filled with 19th Century yearning, Ammonite is Francis Lee’s second film after his impressive multi-award-winning debut GOD'S OWN COUNTRY (2017).
Acclaimed paleontologist Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) works alone selling common fossils to tourists to support her ailing mother, but a chance job offer changes her life when a visitor hires her to care for his wife (Saoirse Ronan) - a passionate and all-consuming love affair consumes them both, defying all social bounds and alter the course of their lives irrevocably.
"Ammonite is many things, all of them remarkable: a queer romance that finds passion in austerity; a biopic that strips away most details of Anning's career while honoring its spirit; and a portrait of genius thwarted by gender."
- Wall Street Journal
"We all deserve a movie in which Winslet and Ronan, specialists in complex women, play unlikely lovers whose bonnets are just itching to get ripped off"
- Rolling Stone
"Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan hit new acting peaks."
- ABC News
""Ammonite" is only the director Francis Lee's second feature, yet already he's developing a strong visual signature, at once eloquent and elemental."
- New York Times
Thursday 14th January
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