On March 31, 2021, the film Ammonite, by Francis Lee, will be released in theaters. In this romantic drama, Kate Winslet gives the answer to Saoirse Ronan. On screen, the actresses put themselves in the shoes of two English women in love with each other in 1840, despite their 18 years apart. They thus had to embody lesbian characters and play together an intimate scene. Interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter on August 26, 2020, Kate Winslet revealed that she took this filming moment very seriously.
The actresses themselves have “choreographed” this scene themselves because the British director was a little “nervous” at the idea of shooting this sequence. “I just told him ‘listen, let us work on it’ and that’s what we did”, explains the emblematic figure of Titanic to our Anglo-Saxon colleagues. “I felt prouder than ever to have shot a love scene in ‘Ammonite’. And that was by far the time I was the least complex,” added Kate Winslet. Regarding the filmmaker Francis Lee, this is the second time that he has made a film about homosexuality. His first film entitled Only the Earth, released in 2017, evoked a love story that linked two men.
A director who bet on “the power of love”
Interviewed by Entertainment Weekly in June 2020, the director announced that in his latest feature film, he decided to highlight “the power of love, the power of a deep, intimate, human relationship; the power of emotion and hope “. “I was captivated by the idea of setting this film in an absolutely patriarchal era, where women were completely possessed by their fathers or husbands and were figuring out how to live in this world and in a world where doctors were completely ignorant of female organs. that can provide sexual pleasure, “he explains.
Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan kiss on the set of the movie Ammonite in Los Angeles, August 25, 2020 © Backgrid