Historical romantic drama by Francis Lee (God's Own Country) about the relationship between a palaeontologist and an upper class woman. Starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.

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Mary Anning devotes her days on Southwest England’s Dorset coast to finding and cataloguing fossils of ammonites, extinct and beautiful sea creatures. In the early Nineteenth century this is no work for a woman, and no scientific society will have her. So Mary toils alone, even as male scientists visit to study and take credit for her work. When one visitor brings along his grieving wife, Charlotte, then abandons her there to return to London, the two women have no one to turn to but each other.
Francis Lee’s follow-up to GOD’S OWN COUNTRY shows the same talent for powerful love stories in harsh environments. The rocky, windswept seaside of Lyme Regis is palpable here. Lee directs with a similar brisk urgency, cutting to the core of Mary’s anger and Charlotte’s pain, charting the gathering emotional storm that throws them together. (source:

Francis Lee, UK, Australia, 2020, 120 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, James McArdle.
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