• Why ‘Ammonite' Director Created the ‘Respectful' Love Story for Kate Winslet and Saorsie Ronan Film

    6 days ago - By The Wrap

    Writer and director Francis Lee became fascinated by the life of British paleontologist Mary Anning. But when he discovered there was virtually nothing written about her personal life, he felt compelled to write something that would elevate her.
    “Here was this woman, born into poverty in a very strong patriarchal, class-ridden society and she was totally working class and she had very little educations and yet she rose to being the leading paleontologist of her generation,” Lee said during TheWrap's virtual studio for Toronto International Film Festival.
    “I knew I wanted to give her a...
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