Ammonite high tea

Film, Romance
Ammonite
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Time Out says

Take Sunday tea with Hollywood stars Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan and a plate of cake

If you swoon over Titanic every time and first-bumped your way through the entertainingly empowering Lady Bird, then have we got news for you. Lush Victorian romance movie Ammonite brings the stars of both of those hits together on screen. Even better, you can join Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan for high tea on Sunday morning at Dendy Newtown, January 17.

Well, they won’t technically be there, what with crossing international borders being a bit of a high hurdle to leap in a corset and bonnet at the mo, but the beloved cinema will screen their latest hit – from Francis Lee, the director of God’s Own Country – with a pot of tea and plate of sweet and savory munchies on arrival.

Winslet plays real-life 19th century pioneering palaeontologist Mary Anning who was shunned by the establishment run by male colleagues even as they laid claim to her greatest discoveries. She reluctantly took on an assistant in high society figure Charlotte Murchison (Ronan), and Lee posits a queer romance guessed at between the lines of history.

Our reviewer says, "The character work here is exceptionally strong. As the inscrutable, slowly thawing Mary, it’s Winslet’s most fascinating performance in a long time, and Ronan is also impressive as the younger party in the relationship."

Emotionally soaring and sumptuously designed, that makes it perfect Sunday morning fare to soothe tired souls in these fractious times.

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