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Mary Shelley

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Synopsis

The story of the whirlwind love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18-year-old Mary Wollstonecroft that led to the creation of the world's first science fiction novel 'Frankenstein'.
Passionate and rebellious teenager Mary Wollstonecroft finds a kindred spirit in poet Percy Shelley. They are bound together by a natural chemistry and progressive ideas that are beyond the boundaries of their age and time. Mary and Percy declare their love for each other and much to her family's horror they elope together, joined by Mary's half sister Claire. At Lord Byron's house at Lake Geneva the idea of Frankenstein is conceived when a challenge is put to all house guests to write a ghost story. An incredible character is created by Mary, but society at the time puts little value in a woman writing such a literary masterpiece, and Mary is forced to challenge the society to protect her monster and forge her own identity.
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2017 - Gala Presentations - World premiere

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Features
Running Time
120 mins
Director
Haifaa Al-Mansour
Producer
Amy Baer, Ruth Coady, Alan Moloney
Co-Producer
Orlagh Collins, David Grumbach
Executive Producer
Mark Amin, Tyler Boehm, Joannie Burstein, Johanna Hogan, Phil Hunt, Emma Jensen, Rebecca Miller, Compton Ross, Cami Winikoff
Editor
Alex Mackie
Screenwriter
Haifaa Al-Mansour, Emma Jensen, Conor McPherson
Director of Photography
David Ungaro
Production Designer
Paki Smith
Principal Cast
Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Tom Sturridge, Bel Powley, Stephen Dillane, Maisie Williams, Ben Hardy, Joanne Froggatt

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Last updated 5th September 2017

Production Company

Ireland, UK, Luxembourg, US coproduction

Gidden Media (US), Parallel Films (UK), HanWay Films (UK), Juliette Films (LU), Sobini Films (US)

Parallel Films
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London
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+44 207 580 6888
info@parallelfilms.co.uk
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HanWay Films
24 Hanway Street
London
W1T 1UH
+44 (0)20 7290 0750
info@hanwayfilms.com
http://www.hanwayfilms.com

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HanWay Films
24 Hanway Street
London
W1T 1UH
+44 (0)20 7290 0750
info@hanwayfilms.com
http://www.hanwayfilms.com