Mary Shelley

Drama | PG | 120 min


Uptown Theatre 1Thu, Aug 16 4:00 PM Not Available
Uptown Theatre 1Thu, Aug 16 7:00 PM Not Available
Film Info
Event Type:Screening
Release Year:2018
Rating:PG for mature theme, nudity, sexual content
Production Country:UK
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Haifaa al-Mansour
Cast:Elle Fanning
Douglas Booth
Bel Powley
Tom Sturridge
Maisie Williams
Stephen Dillane
Produced By:Amy Baer
Alan Moloney
Ruth Coady
Screenwriter:Emma Jensen
Haifaa Al-Mansour
Music By:Amelia Warner


The director and her star make their point under the meticulously appointed cover of the film's 18th-century setting, but they make it plainly, cleanly, and with fire." – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

"A reminder that England in the early 19th century remains a rich repository of stories and characters, and era that can be made to feel charmingly quaint and bracingly modern, on both the page and the screen." – A.O. Scott, New York Times

"A welcome showcase for the considerable talents of Elle Fanning, who deftly shades the trials and tribulations of the young writer and her complicated relationship with Percy Shelley." – Jason Bailey, Village Voice

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...

Nominated – Audience Award, Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2018

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