Written & directed by Francis Lee, who set all our loins afire and moistened our tear ducts with God’s Own Country, Ammonite follows the quiet life of Mary Anning (Winslet), a single maid obsessed with finding fossils and unable to pay her bills. A wealthy tourist offers to solve Mary’s problems by paying her to entertain his wife Charlotte (Ronan), a depressed if beautiful young woman. Mary agrees, and the two begin to form an unlikely bond that masks a deeper, more dangerous passion. Gemma Jones, James McArdle, Alec Secareanu and Fiona Shaw also star.
Ammonite would have had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, though COVID-19 stymied its showing. Instead, it will premiere as part of the virtual Toronto Film Festival, making the film available to a worldwide audience.
An official, worldwide release date will be announced at a later date.