Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 2h
  • 15
  • Directed by: Haifaa Al-Mansour
  • Cast: Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Douglas Booth, Ben Hardy
  • UK release: 6 July 2018

Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Fanning) meets her soulmate in poet Percy Shelley (Booth), skips off to the continent with he and her sister (Powley) and goes about writing her first novel, Frankenstein. Unassuming period drama, solidly crafted and absorbing but a little too respectful and tasteful to really come alive.

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Mary Shelley

26 Jun 20183 stars

EIFF 2018: Haifaa Al-Mansour helms an absorbing if overly respectable biopic of the titular author

The wild imaginings that sparked the creation of Frankenstein 200 years ago now inspire a rather more sedate literary biopic in Mary Shelley. The second feature from Saudi Arabian director Haifaa Al-Mansour finds common ground with her admired 2012…

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