It’s 1840s England and the acclaimed, yet unsung, fossil hunter Mary Anning (a career-best Kate Winslet) works on the rugged coastline of wind-whipped Lyme Regis alone.
Everything changes when a wealthy visitor entrusts Mary with the care of his wife Charlotte, played by the astounding Saoirse Ronan. Proud and passionate about her work, Mary initially clashes with her 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.
Francis Lee’s follow-up to his glorious God’s Own Country is just as sensorial and emotive as his debut – and the Dorset backdrop brings an invigorating gust of sea air to this timeless queer love story.
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