Exquisite attention - a study of life
By : IMDB-rich-mac
Ammonite is one of those rare movies that tells its story with minimal dialogue and an exquisite attention to detail. Every aspect of the complex art of storytelling through film is finely attuned to the weaving of this tale, and Ammonite accomplishes this with a delicate and light touch that allows its world to breathe. We experience the visceral windswept beach that animates the life of Kate Winslet's character, Mary Anning, and breathes life back into Saoirse Ronan's character, Charlotte Murchison. There is a bleakness, it is a cold and hard environment, but Winslet and Ronan make it real and bring warmth with two extraordinary performances marked by keen observation and subtlety. Director Francis Lee has crafted his world with great care using every aspect of the medium to full effect - the result is a work of art, a thoroughly engaging movie, a study of life.