Mary Shelley

  •   Hawkhurst
  •   Rye
  •   Bermondsey

Hawkhurst

Mary Shelley (12A) 121mins

The tempestuous romance that inspired one of Gothic literature’s most influential works is brought to life in Mary Shelley, a luscious and moving period drama starring Elle Fanning as the radical young writer.

When 16 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin runs away with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, her family are horrified. Young and passionately in love, at first she relishes life amongst the radical Romantics. But as time goes on, Percy’s betrayals and indiscretions begin to test their relationship. One day, on a trip to Lord Byron’s mansion in Geneva, Mary is challenged to write a ghost story. Drawing on her experiences of heartbreak and the dark side of humanity, she creates ‘Frankenstein’, a work that will shape the literary world for centuries.

With a strong ensemble cast including Douglas Booth, Bel Powley and Maisie Williams, this rousing and exquisite biopic balances sumptuous period detail with a timely feminist message.

Directed by Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker, Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda), it’s a vivid tribute to Shelley’s passion, courage and craft – and a reminder of her enduring relevance today.

'It's Jane Austen with sex and drugs and poetry. What's not to like?'  Daily Mail

'intelligent, probing, well-acted'  Independent

‘a familiar story is electrified’  The Times

'a superb central performance by Elle Fanning'  Empire

'Its 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.

‘Elle Fanning holds the screen as someone intent on writing her own destiny.’  The Guardian

'Fanning is terrific’  Daily Mail

 

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Rye

Mary Shelley (12A) 121mins

The tempestuous romance that inspired one of Gothic literature’s most influential works is brought to life in Mary Shelley, a luscious and moving period drama starring Elle Fanning as the radical young writer.

When 16 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin runs away with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, her family are horrified. Young and passionately in love, at first she relishes life amongst the radical Romantics. But as time goes on, Percy’s betrayals and indiscretions begin to test their relationship. One day, on a trip to Lord Byron’s mansion in Geneva, Mary is challenged to write a ghost story. Drawing on her experiences of heartbreak and the dark side of humanity, she creates ‘Frankenstein’, a work that will shape the literary world for centuries.

With a strong ensemble cast including Douglas Booth, Bel Powley and Maisie Williams, this rousing and exquisite biopic balances sumptuous period detail with a timely feminist message.

Directed by Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker, Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda), it’s a vivid tribute to Shelley’s passion, courage and craft – and a reminder of her enduring relevance today.

'It's Jane Austen with sex and drugs and poetry. What's not to like?'  Daily Mail

'intelligent, probing, well-acted'  Independent

‘a familiar story is electrified’  The Times

'a superb central performance by Elle Fanning'  Empire

'Its 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.

‘Elle Fanning holds the screen as someone intent on writing her own destiny.’  The Guardian

'Fanning is terrific’  Daily Mail

 

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Bermondsey

Mary Shelley (12A) 121mins

The tempestuous romance that inspired one of Gothic literature’s most influential works is brought to life in Mary Shelley, a luscious and moving period drama starring Elle Fanning as the radical young writer.

When 16 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin runs away with poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, her family are horrified. Young and passionately in love, at first she relishes life amongst the radical Romantics. But as time goes on, Percy’s betrayals and indiscretions begin to test their relationship. One day, on a trip to Lord Byron’s mansion in Geneva, Mary is challenged to write a ghost story. Drawing on her experiences of heartbreak and the dark side of humanity, she creates ‘Frankenstein’, a work that will shape the literary world for centuries.

With a strong ensemble cast including Douglas Booth, Bel Powley and Maisie Williams, this rousing and exquisite biopic balances sumptuous period detail with a timely feminist message.

Directed by Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker, Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda), it’s a vivid tribute to Shelley’s passion, courage and craft – and a reminder of her enduring relevance today.

'It's Jane Austen with sex and drugs and poetry. What's not to like?'  Daily Mail

'intelligent, probing, well-acted'  Independent

‘a familiar story is electrified’  The Times

'a superb central performance by Elle Fanning'  Empire

'Its 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.

‘Elle Fanning holds the screen as someone intent on writing her own destiny.’  The Guardian

'Fanning is terrific’  Daily Mail

 

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER


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