PÖFF : 2020 : BNFF

Ammonite

Local title
Fossiil
Original title
Ammonite
Director
Francis Lee
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
CURRENT WAVES
Genre
/mängufilm/

Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan deliver revelatory performances in this breathtaking 19th century romance between an isolated paleontologist and a sheltered young wife.

Mary Anning (Winslet) devotes her days on Southwest England’s Dorset coast to finding and cataloguing fossils of ammonites, extinct and beautiful sea creatures. In the early 19th century this is no work for a woman, and no scientific society will have her. So Mary toils alone, even as male scientists visit to study and take credit for her work. When one visitor brings along his grieving wife, Charlotte (Ronan), then abandons her there to return to London, the two women have no one to turn to but each other.

Francis Lee’s follow-up to his award-winning "God’s Own Country" shows the same talent for powerful love stories in harsh environments.

Director
Francis Lee
Screenwriter
Francis Lee
Cast
Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, James McArdle, Alec Secareanu, Fiona Shaw
Producer
Ian Canning, Emile Sherman, Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
DoP
Stéphane Fontaine
Editor
Chris Wyatt
Runtime
Language
English

Screenings

Hall 3 Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening011206 / Fossiil
Screening duration
Hall 3 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening111103 / Fossiil
Screening duration
Hall 3 Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening141203 / Fossiil
Screening duration
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