Original title: Ammonite
Director: Francis Lee
Cast: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, Sarah White, Liam Thomas
Country: United Kingdom
Year of production: 2020
Length (min): 120
Language: English
Subtitles: Czech
Sales: Park Circus
Section: Queer Now

In the mid-19th century, Mary Anning is a sought-after expert in palaeontology. Even her life on the British coast, where she looks for ammonite to get herself out of the routine of caring for her mother and household, seems petrified. She certainly does not need to take care of her admirer's wife, who fell ill during a visit to the countryside, on top of that. Especially since the young woman seems to be much more interested in her than in the cephalopods displayed on the shelves. Kate Winslet's fateful meeting with Saoirse Ronan under the direction of Francis Lee.

Francis Lee

The British director has worked as an actor for many years and shot his first short film only in 2012. His feature debut, God’s Own Country (2017), was a great international success and won the Directing Award at Sundance, four British Independent Film Awards, including the Best Film, and the Audience Award at the Mezipatra QFF. Ammonite premiered at the Toronto IFF, but its subsequent release was negatively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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