The brand-new trailer for the hotly anticipated film is here
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS
I think it’s safe to say that Ammonite is one of the most talked about LGBTQI love stories this year. Starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, the period drama follows the life of British palaeontologist Mary Anning and her relationship with geologist Charlotte Murchison in 1840s England.
In our second glimpse at the film, this brand new trailer shows more of the tender and passionate moments that the pair share throughout. To put it simply: it looks incredibly intimate. We can sense that tissues might be necessary for this one.
The official synopsis reads: “In the 1840s, acclaimed self-taught palaeontologist Mary Anning works alone… The days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now hunts for common fossils to sell to rich tourists… When one such tourist, Roderick Murchison, arrives in Lyme on the first leg of a European tour, he entrusts Mary with the care of his young wife Charlotte, who is recuperating from a personal tragedy.
“Mary, whose life is a daily struggle on the poverty line, cannot afford to turn him down but, proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, she clashes with her unwanted guest. They are two women from utterly different worlds. Yet despite the chasm between their social spheres and personalities, Mary and Charlotte discover they can each offer what the other has been searching for: the realisation that they are not alone.”
Ammonite has its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival this weekend and will be coming soon to UK cinemas soon.