Ammonite Poster

Reviewers are raving about this film starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan - and thanks to Trigger Marketing we're giving away five double passes to it! The BBC says, "The contained, potent performance is one of Kate Winslet's best"; The Telegraph says, "The most sensually alive British picture since Lee's 2017 debut God's Own Country: it's the find of film that does things to your fingertips... one of the finest films of the year"; The Hollywood Reporter says, "Ammonite just floored me; I can't think of a single aspect that could be improved upon."

About Ammonite: In the 1840s, acclaimed self-taught palaeontologist Mary Anning works alone on the wild and brutal Southern English coastline of Lyme Regis. The days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now hunts for common fossils to sell to rich tourists to support herself and her ailing widowed mother. 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. It is the beginning of a passionate and all-consuming love affair that will defy all social bounds and alter the course of both lives irrevocably.

Directed by Francis Lee
Starring Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, Fiona Shaw, James McArdle

Released in NZ cinemas on February 11, 2021

To be in to win one of five double passes, click here to watch the trailer and find the answer to the question below:

What element does Charlotte confess to not liking when standing on the beach?

Write the name of the film and your answer in the subject line of an email and send it to office@wiftnz.org.nz. Winners only will be notified, by email.

Post a comment

Please log in to post comments.