Mary Shelley (2017) - Trailer
Genres: Drama, Romance, Biography, History
Cast: Elle Fanning, Stuart Graham, Dean Gregory, Douglas Booth, Ben Hardy, Ciara Griffith, Michael Cloke, Wilhelmina Von Blumenthal, Laurence Foster, Eamonn Elliott, 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, Pat Hickey, Nathan Vos, Chloe Vos, Joanne Froggatt, 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:In 1814, Regency-era London, Mary Wollstonecraft-Godwin is a 16 year old aspiring writer working in the bookshop of her father, renowned writer William Godwin, now re-married to Mary Jane Clairmont after the passing of his first wife, philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary Jane's daughter, Claire Clairmont and Mary have become close stepsisters. Whilst visiting Scotland at the house of one of William's friends, Mary meets the 21 year old poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and an instant attraction sparks between them. Returning to London a little time later, Mary unexpectedly meets Percy again when he appears at her house, asking William to take him on as an apprentice. Fascinated by Percy, Mary begins a bohemian and torrid relationship with him, despite the opposition of her father and her stepmother, especially after they discover Percy is married with a daughter whom he supports but no longer loves. Determined to be free and live on her own terms, Mary flees with Percy to live together, accompanied by Claire, who wants to get far from her abusive mother. Their initial happiness turns to tragedy through debts and poverty, in addition to the terrible loss of Mary and Percy's daughter, who dies after only a few months. Broken by suffering and pain, as well as a season living with the eccentric hedonist Lord Byron and doctor John Polidori, Mary turns into a shadowy being, becoming more and more obsessed with the idea of resurrecting the dead. All these events will lead Mary to find her own voice and exorcise her innermost demons by writing "Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus". Prejudices of the times cause the novel to be attributed to Percy Shelley, forcing Mary to fight to claim the novel as her own.