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Ammonite Ammonite
Ammonite and Uncle Frank
Ammonite (Country: UK, Australia, US; Year: 2020; Director: Francis Lee; Writer: Francis Lee; Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Kate Winslet, Sarah White, Liam Thomas, Sam Parks)
In 1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
Uncle Frank (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Alan Ball; Writer: Alan Ball; Stars: Sophia Lillis, Judy Greer, Paul Bettany, Stephen Root, Steve Zahn, Margo Martindale, Burgess Jenkins, Lois Smith, Jane McNeill, Cole Doman, Peter Macdissi, Colton Ryan, Hannah Black, Dave Blamy, Michael Perez)
A teenage girl and her uncle go on a road trip to a family funeral, with his boyfriend in tow, as her uncle tries to come to terms with his past.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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