Francis Lee made waves with his directorial debut God’s Own Country back in 2017. His much-anticipated sophomore film Ammonite was due to premiere at this years Cannes Film Festival and we all know what cancelled it. It will now premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September. Dubbed as a major awards contender with Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan at the helm, the first trailer was released today.
Ammonite is set in 1800s England. It follows the story of acclaimed but unrecognized fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) who works alone on the rugged Southern coastline. With the days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now searches for common fossils to sell to tourists to support herself and her ailing mother. When a wealthy visitor entrusts Mary with the care of his wife Charlotte Murchison (Saoirse Ronan), she cannot afford to turn his offer down. Proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, Mary initially clashes with her unwelcome guest, but despite the distance between their social class and personalities, an intense bond begins to develop, compelling the two women to determine the true nature of their relationship.
Ammonite is scheduled to be released late on in 2020.
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