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Mary Shelley Rated 12A

Mary Shelley

Dir. Haifaa al-Mansour. Ireland/UK, 2017. 2h 1m. Starring Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Douglas Booth, Joanne Froggatt, Stephen Dillane, Bel Powley.

A luscious and moving period drama about the radical young author of Frankenstein and her tempestuous relationship with romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. A red-blooded tribute to Shelley’s courage and craft directed by Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker, Haifaa al-Mansour (Wadjda).

‘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.’ ★★★★ Kevin Maher, The Times

‘Mary Shelley is an intelligent, probing, well-acted biopic with a strong feminist slant.’ Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent