A fictionized account of the life of the 19th century palaeontologist Mary Anning. Kate Winslet plays the pioneering scientist with Saoirse Ronan as the gentlewoman who falls in love with her while staying in Mary’s beloved Lyme Regis. Deftly taking in the erasure of women from the history of science, the film is also woven through with an unusually subtle take on class difference in small town 19th-century Britain. A love story at its heart with Winslet and Ronan excelling in movingly unguarded performances.
"Ammonite is a fine feat in British filmmaking craft" - Empire Magazine