In 1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked 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.Written by
In the scene from 1:16:48 to 1:17:42, Saoirse Ronan really played a musical batch 'Romance in A Minor', composed by Clara Schumann. Saoirse plays on an Adam Beyer squared piano, which was made in Beyer's workshop at Compton Street, St. Anne's Parish, Soho, North London. Early instrument, burr elm in rich, golden brown colour. With the addressing, which also well visible in the film: 'Adam Beyer Londini Fecit 1774' = Adam Beyer Made [in] London 1774. See more »
The ichthyosaur and ammonite fossils shown at the beginning are too light and too easily moved to be real fossils, and are clearly reproductions made of a much lighter material. See more »
This is a beautiful minimalist film. People call this movie unpassionate, but they have missed the sublety of what's going on. Every look, every touch, every moment, every sound, and every silence means something. I love this film for what it is. My only caveat is that the girl meets girl but has a husband/boyfriend trope has been beaten like a dead horse. Why can't two women just fall in love without there being a man involved? Other than that, it's a beautiful film. I get it.
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