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BFI London Film Festival 2020 Closing Film: Ammonite

117 mins (excl Trailers, Advertisements)

Directed by:
Francis Lee
Starring:
Fiona Shaw; Kate Winslet; Saoirse Ronan
Distributor:
Lionsgate UK
Release Date:
17/10/2020
Country:
US/UK co-production , Australia
Language:
English
Genre:
Drama; Romance;

BBFC Consumer Advice:Strong sex.

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

In 1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) 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.