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Trailer: Ammonite gets premium VOD release this March

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Francis Lee’s Ammonite will be getting a premium VOD release later this month.

Starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan the drama takes place in the 1840s, where acclaimed self-taught paleontologist Mary Anning (Winslet) works alone on the wild and brutal Southern English coastline of Lyme Regis. The days of her famed discoveries behind her, she now hunts for common fossils to sell to rich tourists to support herself and her ailing widowed mother. When one such tourist, Roderick Murchison, arrives in Lyme on the first leg of a European tour, he entrusts Mary with the care of his young wife Charlotte (Ronan), who is recuperating from a personal tragedy. Mary, whose life is a daily struggle on the poverty line, cannot afford to turn him down but, proud and relentlessly passionate about her work, she clashes with her unwanted guest. They are two women from utterly different worlds.

Yet despite the chasm between their social spheres and personalities, Mary and Charlotte discover they can each offer what the other has been searching for: the realisation that they are not alone. It is the beginning of a passionate and all-consuming love affair that will defy all social bounds and alter the course of both lives irrevocably. Both a heartfelt love-story and an examination of gender, class and society, Ammonite brings to life in vivid detail the life of a woman unappreciated in her own time. A pioneering paleontologist and passionate fossil collector, Anning’s findings contributed to changes in scientific thinking around the prehistory of the Earth and saw her named as one of the most influential women in British scientific history by the Royal Society after her death.

Starring Kate Winsley, Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Jones, the film premiered in the UK last year at the London Film Festival, which took place partly in cinemas and partly online. Now, it will finally be available to stream across the UK, with Lionsgate set to release the film as a rental on Friday 26th March. It follows a similar release for Lionsgate’s comedy Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar last month. Ammonite will be available to rent for £13.99 on platforms including iTunes/Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, TalkTalk TV, Rakuten TV, Google Play, Sky Store and CHILI.

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