Writer/Director: Francis Lee
Starring: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, Fiona Shaw
Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan are no strangers to a period drama. Their new film Ammonite is about forbidden love in 1840s England. As a fossil hunter, Kate Winslet’s Mary Anning leads a quiet, singular focused life. Her work is stellar but she rarely gets the recognition she deserves. She owns a small shop and one day a scientist walks in with his wife Charlotte, who’s played by Saoirse Ronan. After Charlotte’s husband leaves town, she’s stuck navigating this new town on her own until she’s taken ill and placed in Mary’s care. Their newfound time together leads to a romantic affection for each other in a time when same-sex attractions are taboo and never discussed. It’s now available through Video OnDemand.
Here’s my review