She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real life story of Mary Shelley - and the creation of her immortal monster - is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. Raised by a renowned philosopher father in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley. So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her Gothic masterwork. Imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, Mary Shelley brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channelled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.
"what a life and what a story" - DEADLINE
"startingly raw" - INDIEWIRE
"a refreshing and relatable take on how the monster mirrors Mary’s (and her similar peers’) struggle. After learning the hardships she endured, we understand what inspired this classic and haunting story of creation, love, betrayal, and heartbreak." - FILM THREAT
"a luscious-looking spectacle...breaks out of the well-worn mould of period drama" - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"well-cast, well-acted and handsomely mounted Shelley biopic" - MOVIE NATION
Cast: Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Tom Sturridge, Maisie Williams
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
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