Mary Shelley

MARY SHELLEY tells the story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) - author of one of the world's most famous Gothic novels Frankenstein - and her fiery, tempestuous relationship with renowned romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (Douglas Booth.) The pair are two outsiders constrained by polite society but 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 run away together, joined by Mary's half-sister Claire (Bel Powley.) In the midst of growing tension within their relationship during their stay at Lord Byron's (Tom Sturridge) house at Lake Geneva, the idea of Frankenstein is conceived when a challenge is put to all houseguests to write a ghost story. An incredible character is created, which will loom large in popular culture for centuries to come, but society at the time puts little value in female authors. At the tender age of 18, Mary is forced to challenge these preconceptions, to protect her work and to forge her own identity.

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“Most of all the film is a tribute to its brave and uncompromising women, Shelley and Al-Mansour.”

David Stratton

“ It's a story of super-heroism in disguise from the early 19th century, in a mostly London-set literary milieu that's captured with curious and probing compassion.”

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Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Thursday 16 August
Deckchair Cinema

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Add to Calendar 9:30pm,
Saturday 18 August
Deckchair Cinema

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Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Monday 10 September
Deckchair Cinema

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Director

Haifaa al-Mansour

Year

2017

Running Time

121 minutes

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Country of Origin

UK

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