Forbidden love: In the trailer for “Ammonite”, Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan get closer
In Francis Lee’s new film “Ammonite”, Kate Winslet as fossil researcher Mary Anning searches for relics from the past in 1820 and comes across her great love – which simply must not be. We have the moving first trailer for you:
At the beginning of the 19th century on the coast of Dorset, southern England: Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) has to look after and feed her sick mother and turns a hobby into her job. She is looking for fossils to sell to tourists. Paleontologists and geologists quickly become aware of them and some of their finds even end up in museums.
One day she is asked by one of her wealthy clients to take care of his depressed wife Charlotte (Saoirse Ronan). Anning does the job because she needs the money. The women are quickly linked by an intimate relationship that goes beyond friendship. Society is far from ready for that …
Corona fell victim to the first “Ammonite” premiere
Actually, Francis Lee’s (“God’s Own Country”) new film “Ammonite” would have been part of the official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, but the corona pandemic thwarted the festival’s plans. The drama is now set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2020 …
Rainierland… and should then play an important role in the so-called award season, which ends with the Oscar presentation. In line with this, “Ammonite” is distributed in the USA by the distributor NEON, which has only been around for a few years, but which has already been involved several times in the concert of the big ones with small outsider films at the Oscars – most recently with the very big triumph: NEON celebrated 2020 “Parasite” won four Academy Awards, including the award for best film.
Tobis Film is bringing the drama with Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan to cinemas in Germany – but probably not until 2021. The German theatrical release of “Ammonite” was recently announced for January 21, 2021. However, we assume that the film will be pushed back a little, since such “smaller” Oscar candidates often only appear after the nominations for the most important film award in the world have been announced, in order to gain additional attention.
the German theatrical release of “Ammonite” was announced for January 21, 2021