Mary Shelley (2017) - Trailer
Genres: Drama, Romance, Biography
Cast: Elle Fanning, Stuart Graham, Dean Gregory, Douglas Booth, Ben Hardy, Michael Cloke, Ciara Griffith, Laurence Foster, Wilhelmina Von Blumenthal, Ondra Dorian, Andy McKell, Tom Sturridge, Owen Richards, Maisie Williams, Ingridi Verardo De Moraes, Stephen Dillane, Gilbert Johnston, Derek Riddell, Rasneet Kaur, Mella Carron, Jack Hickey, Martin Phillips, Bel Powley, Serena Barnes, Nathan Vos, Pat Hickey, Joanne Froggatt, Chloe Vos, Ciara Charteris, Alex Cobb
Director(s): Haifaa Al-Mansour
Trailer: Mary Shelley (2017)
The love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, which resulted in Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein.
Opening in theaters May 25th and VOD June 1st
Directed by: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Starring: Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Bel Powley, Douglas Booth, Joanne Froggatt & Stephen Dillane
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 (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth). 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 channeled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.
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Synopsis:On 1814, during Regency era, Mary Wollstonecraft-Godwin is a 16-years-old aspiring writer who lives in London working in the bookshop of her father, renowned writer William Godwin, married by second time with Mary Jane Clairmont after the passing of Mary's mother, philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft, and having a stepsister, Claire Clairmont. Casually, in a travel to Scotland in the house of a William's friends, Mary meets to the 21-years-old poet Percy Shelley, who shows a special interest on her. Returning to London a little time later, Mary unexpectedly meets again with Percy when Percy appears on her house asking William to be his pupil. Fascinated by Percy, Mary starts a bohemian and torrid relationship with him, despite the opposition of her father and her stepmother, specially after to discover Percy as a married man with one little son. Determined to be free and live on her own terms, Mary flees with Percy to live together, accompanied by Claire, who wants to live far from her abusive mother. But their initial happiness turns tragedy by several debts and the absence of money, in addition to the terrible loss of Mary and Percy's daughter, who died being a few months old baby. Broken by suffering and pain, several experiences like the scientist progress and a season living with eccentric, hedonist and famous Lord Byron and doctor John Polidori turns Mary on a shadowy being, obsessed each more time with the idea to resurrect dead people. All these events will take Mary to find her own voice to exorcise her innermost demons and writing "Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus". But the prejudices of those times will cause that the novel be attributed to Percy Shelley, forcing Mary to fight for claim the novel as of her own.