Sat 17 Oct

Ammonite

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Festivals & Series

BFI London Film Festival

UK | dir. Francis Lee with Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronin, Fiona Shaw and James McCardle

Francis Lee’s follow up to God’s Own Country is a film every bit as immersive, tactile and emotionally powerful. In this fictionalised account of the life of 19th century palaeontologist Mary Anning, Kate Winslet plays the pioneering scientist with Saoirse Ronin, a gentlewoman who falls in love with her while staying in Mary’s beloved Lyme Regis for a period of seaside recovery. Lee shows again his power to conjure vivid textures and a sense of place – the salty, sandy cottage in Lyme, the weight of a fossil or tool, the roar of the sea – underpinned by first rate cinematography from Stéphane Fontaine (A Prophet, Rust and Bone, Jackie). At its heart this is a love story, and one of great passion, intimacy and candour with Winslet and Ronin both exceptional alongside a strong cast (Fiona Shaw, James McCardle).

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Sat 17 Oct
Ciné Lumière