Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road), Saoirse Ronan (Little Women), Fiona Shaw (Colette), Gemma Jones (Bridget Jones’s Diary), James McArdle (Mary Queen of Scots), Alec Secăreanu (God’s Own Country), Claire Rushbrook (Secrets & Lies)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Francis Lee (God’s Own Country), director, writer; Iain Canning (The King’s Speech), Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly (Lady Macbeth) and Emile Sherman (Lion), producers; Volker Bertelmann (The Old Guard) and Dustin O’Halloran (The Art of Racing in the Rain), composers; Stéphane Fontaine (Captain Fantastic), cinematographer; Chris Wyatt (White Boy Rick), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In the 1840s, acclaimed palaeontologist Mary Anning (Winslet) leads a solitary life collecting fossils in the coastal town of Lyme Regis. One day, wealthy tourist Roderick Murchison (McArdle) entrusts Mary with the care of his young wife Charlotte (Ronan), who is in a deep state of melancholy following a personal tragedy. Although she is initially cold and hostile to her unwanted guest, Mary slowly opens herself up to the fragile young woman, and soon the two of them engage in a passionate and all-consuming love affair…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
For his second feature following the outstanding debut God’s Own Country, writer-director Francis Lee tells another tale of love and passion surrounding the real story of renowned scientist Mary Anning, performed excellently by Kate Winslet alongside an equally powerful Saoirse Ronan.