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Ammonite: Release Date, Plot and Updates!




Ammonite is an upcoming movie written and directed by Francis Lee. Luckily, Lee managed to finish the film just before the lockdown and it is all ready to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 11 September 2020. The film is not a biopic, said lee. It is inspired by the life of Mary Anning, a fossil-hunting paleontologist and is set in the 1840s. The film focuses on the romantic and intense relationship between two women in an era of patriarchy.

Due to the COVID 19 situation, the film had to face a number of cancellations in its premiere. Originally, Ammonite was all set to world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and then at the Telluride Film Festival in September 2020. But the current situation did not allow the film to opt for it’s scheduled to premiere. NEON acquired US distribution rights to the film.

Here is the trailer of Ammonite:

What is Ammonite about?

The genre of the film is Romantic Drama. Mary Anning, a self-taught palaeontologist, works singly on the wild and desolate coastline of Lyme Regis. Her good days of fame and discoveries are long gone, now she hunts for common fossils and sells them to rich tourists to support her old mother and herself. Roderick Murchison, a rich tourist lands in Lyme. He consigns Mary to take care of his wife Charlotte, who is recovering from a personal misfortune. Mary’s life is full of struggles, she has to fight poverty every day. Yet, she does not turn him down and agrees to take care of his wife. Despite the abyss between their world, social circles and temperaments, Mary and Charlotte discover they are not alone in this world, both of them quickly come to the realization that they are there for each other. From here begins the love affair between the two ladies, which is passionate, intense and emotional. They defy all social norms and their lives change forever.

The Cast of the Movie:

The cast members of Ammonite are Kate Winslet as Mary Anning, Saoirse Ronan as Charlotte Murchison, Gemma, Jones as Molly Anning, James McArdle as Roderick Murchison, Alec Secăreanu as Dr. Lieberson, Fiona Shaw as Elizabeth Philpot and Claire Rushbrook as Eleanor Butters.

“I was incredibly lucky to work with Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, and they play two women who develop an intense and intimate relationship,” said Lee in an interview.

Masters's in English Language and Literature, I love creating content. You would often find me sitting in front of my laptop and binge-watching a series. Also, I have a knack towards photography.

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