Ammonite - Enzian Theater

Loading Events


In 1800s England, acclaimed but unrecognized fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) works alone on the rugged Southern coastline. With the days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now searches for common fossils to sell to tourists to support herself and her ailing mother. When a wealthy visitor entrusts Mary with the care of his wife Charlotte Murchison (Saoirse Ronan), she cannot afford to turn his offer down. Proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, Mary initially clashes with her unwelcome guest, but despite the distance between their social class and personalities, an intense bond begins to develop, compelling the two women to determine the true nature of their relationship.

UK | Australia | USA, 2020, 120 minutes, Rated R, Directed by Francis Lee

  • “’Ammonite’ is a gorgeous and understated period drama that works best as a character study of the often unappreciated Mary Anning, played by a magnificent Kate Winslet.”

    – Lewis Knight, DAILY MIRROR (UK)
  • “Francis Lee's forbidden-love story in 1840s England is vital and austere, not unlike the fossilized sea creature that gives the film its title and poignant symbol.”

    – Peter Howell, TORONTO STAR
  • “James Ivory might be proud and even jealous of the way writer-director Francis Lee takes the Anglo art house tradition of quality to an uncustomary level of sexual frankness.”

  • “5-Stars! (highest rating). Exquisite…the contained, potent performance is one of Winslet's best.”

    – Caryn James, BBC.COM
  • “It is a love story that is also a fascinating artefact: quixotic, romantic, erotic.”

    – Peter Bradshaw, GUARDIAN
  • “In many ways it's a deceptively modest work, but ‘Ammonite’ just floored me; I can't think of a single aspect that could be improved upon.”

Upcoming Programming Upcoming Programming Upcoming Programming