In 1800s England, acclaimed but unrecognised fossil hunter Mary Anning 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, 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 & Directed by Francis Lee (God’s Own Country)
Produced by Iain Canning, Emile Sherman & Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
Cast includes Kate Winslet (The Reader), Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird), Gemma Jones (Bridget Jones’ Diary), James McArdle (Mary Queen of Scots), Alec Secareanu (God’s Own Country) & Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve).