BFI London Film Festival | Ammonite (15)
BFI London Film Festival Screening
Thu 01 Jan 1970
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Dir. Francis Lee
150 mins including introduction | UK, Australia, USA | 2020
The 64th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express and Lionsgate are delighted to present a screening of Francis Lees Ammonite.
Francis Lees follows up Gods Own Country is every bit as immersive, tactile and emotionally powerful with exceptional performances from Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan and a strong supporting cast (Fiona Shaw, James McCardle).
In this fictionalised account of the life of the 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 Marys beloved Lyme Regis. 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 fortified by first rate cinematographer Stéphane Fontaine (A Prophet, Rust and Bone, Jackie).
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