- Published: Tuesday, 12 January 2021 11:15
- Written by Nita Teoh
Career or love ? - which would you choose?
Women in the 19th century did not have many options in their romantic lives, let alone their choice of a career.
Ammonite - Francis Lee’s latest film – examines the role of women in Victorian England, and will hit the screens soon at Luna Palace Cinemas.
Set in the UK in the 1850’s, Ammonite is a powerful story of love with a few interesting twists along the way.
Mary Anning is a middle aged, single lady who lives with her mother and is immersed in her career as an avid paleontologist. She wanders the cliffs of Dorset by day searching for rare fossils of ammonites and other creatures, having gained a reputation in scientific circles for being one of the best in the field, though she has been credited with little recognition because of her sex.
Ammonite is breathtakingly beautiful both for its rugged coastal scenery and the intense on screen interplay between the two main leads in Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) and Charlotte Murchison (Saoirse Ronan).