The 64th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express and Lionsgate are delighted to present a screening of Francis Lee’s Ammonite.

A fictionalised account of the life of the 19th century palaeontologist Mary Anning, Kate Winslet plays the pioneering scientist whose relationship with Saoirse Ronan’s young gentlewoman grows deeper than either could imagine during her staying in Mary’s beloved Lyme Regis. Director Francis Lee (God’s Own Country) once again displays his ability to convey vivid textures and a strong sense of place, and deftly considers both the erasure of women from the history of science and the subtleties of class difference in small town 19th-century Britain. Yet above all, Ammonite is a love story – one of great intimacy and candour – with Winslet and Ronan excelling in movingly unguarded performances.

  • Director :
  • Francis Lee
  • Starring :
  • Gemma Jones, Saoirse Ronan, Kate Winslet
  • Release Date :
  • 16 Oct 2020
  • Certificate :
  • 15
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