“I no longer see the world and its works as they before appear to me, and men appear to me as monsters.” The untold story of the woman behind Frankenstein ‘Mary Shelley’ details the love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, which resulted in Mary Shelley writing Frankenstein.
“This is no ghost story.” “It chilled me to the bone.” “My choices made me who I am and I regret nothing.” Daughter of political philosophers William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, who died giving birth to her, Mary is a bookish adolescent of humble means when she meets Percy Bysshe Shelley, who, though only 21, is already a celebrated young poet — and a shameless womanizer with one collapsing marriage already under his belt. Defying her beloved but disapproving father, Mary runs off with Shelley — her stepsister, Claire, in tow.
“Who among you has ever wondered if the dead can return to life?” “Is that really possible? Don’t you recognize Victor Frankenstein?” Mary seeks unconventional ways to living and finds Percy desires neither monogamy nor the constraints of fatherly responsibility. Percy takes Mary away to a Swiss chateau for a summer presided over by Lord Byron, where Mary will confront personal demons and compose the most influential horror novel of all time.
Directed by Saudi Arabian filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour the screenplay is written by Emma Jensen, and Haifaa Al-Mansour. Starring an ensemble cast that includes Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Maisie Williams, Joanne Froggatt, Stephen Dillane, Ben Hardy, Tom Sturridge, and Ciara Charteris the film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year, and played at the Torino, Dubai, and Tribeca Film Festivals. ‘Mary Shelley’ will open in select theaters May 25, 2018 and and VOD June 1st.
This looks to be an intense, dramatic account of the events of Shelley’s life. Your Thoughts?
Source: YouTube, IMDb, https://www.curzonartificialeye.com/mary-shelley/