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.
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 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 channeled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.
director: Haifaa Al-Mansour / drama, biographic, romance / cast: Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Maisie Williams, Joanne Froggatt, Tom Sturridge / United Kingdom 2018, 121 min. / English spoken / Dutch subtitled