Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley

A film by Haifaa Al-Mansour

Ireland/Luxembourg/United Kingdom, 2017, 120'

Mary and Percy declare their love for each other and, much to her family’s horror, they run away together. In the midst of their stay at Lord Byron’s house at Lake Geneva, the idea of Frankenstein is conceived when a challenge is put to all houseguests to write a ghost story. But society at the time puts little value in female authors. At the tender age of 19, Mary is forced to challenge these preconceptions to protect her work and to forge her own identity. The story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) — author of one of the world's most famous Gothic novels “Frankenstein” — and her fiery, tempestuous relationship with renowned romantic poet Percy Shelley.


DIRECTOR  Haifaa Al-Mansour SCRIPT Emma Jensen, Haifaa Al-Mansour PRODUCER Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Douglas Booth CAST Amy Baer, Ruth Coady, Alan Moloney RUNTIME 120’ LANGUAGE English SUBTITLES Portuguese

Haifaa Al-Mansour

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