BFI London Film Festival 2020 Closing Film: Ammonite

BFI London Film Festival 2020 Closing Film: Ammonite

  • Directed by Francis Lee
  • Starring Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, Fiona Shaw, Alec Secareanu
  • UK | AUS | USA | 112mins | 2020 | rated (TBC)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins

Film run time: 1h 38m

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

Screening as part of the BFI London Film Festival 2020.
The 64th BFI London Film Festival (7 to 18 October) is all across the UK, inviting you to experience the world’s best new films wherever you are. Twelve days of UK premieres are available to enjoy online via the BFI Player or in cinemas at BFI Southbank, around London, and throughout the UK.
Ammonite is one of only thirteen films selected to screen in cinemas.
Part of the ‘Love’ strand and the Festival’s Closing Night film.

Director Francis Lee (God’s Own Country, The Last Smallholder) brings us a stunning tale of subversion and a love that soars beyond social boundaries – brought to life by exceptional performances from Kate Winslet (Titanic, Revolutionary Road) and Saoirse Ronan (Little Women, Lady Bird).

Ammonite takes inspiration from the life and work of 19th Century Palaeontologist Mary Anning (Winslet), who we find living a life of poverty in Lyme Regis while her groundbreaking discoveries fascinate the world in the British Museum. But when a wealthy tourist entrusts his recuperating young wife Charlotte (Ronan) into her care, Mary is forced to take a woman seemingly from another world into her life. Resentment and class differences soon melt away into a passionate romance, however, as both women begin walking a path that will alter their lives forever.

Utterly engrossing and gorgeously shot by veteran cinematographer Stéphane Fontaine (A Prophet, Jackie) to capture the windswept Dorset coast in all its beauty, Lee’s latest story of companionship and love in the unlikeliest of situations is a powerful and completely unforgettable experience.