aka Noam Tchotchke
In the opening scene of Francis Lee’s Ammonite, a brief sort of prologue set decades before the main story, we see a complete, fossilized ichthyosaur skeleton being arranged for display in a museum. Empirical though it may be, to contemplate this great, fierce beast from our world’s ancient past is frightening, almost Lovecraftian. When we catch up, years later, with the person who excavated the fossils, she’s still at it. But when she makes an unexpected new acquaintance, the film’s central metaphor becomes clear. What will these two closed-off women dig up in each other?
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