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Mary Shelley
Archived: Mary Shelley (2017)

director: Haifaa Al-Mansour

composer: Amelia Warner
With: Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Douglas Booth, a.o.

duration: 120 minutes
Biography, Litarature

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"This is a film that emphasises not the horror of the Frankenstein story, but its pathos and pity: the creature that is deeply lonely and unhappy, burdened with a life it didn't want." (The Guardian)

"'Mary Shelley' is a luscious-looking spectacle, drenched in the colors and visceral sensations of nature, the sensuality of young lovers, the passionate disappointment of loss and betrayal. But above all it is a film about ideas that breaks out of the well-worn mold of period drama (partly, anyway) by reaching deeply into the mind of the extraordinary woman who wrote the Gothic evergreen 'Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus' when she was 18. Making Mary into a woman in control of her life and choices rather than a victim of cruel and insensitive men, director Haifaa Al-Mansour shows how the struggles of her youth swiftly matured her understanding of women's place in the world." (The Hollywood Reporter)


director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
composer: Amelia Warner
producer: Amy Baer, Ruth Coady, Alan Moloney
screenplay: Emma Jensen, Haifaa Al-Mansour
Editor: Alex Mackie
Cinematography: David Ungaro

production company: Hanway Films

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
country: United States of America - United Kingdom - Luxemburg
year: 2017


HAIFAA AL-MANSOUR: The Only Way Out (2001, short), Women Without Shadows (2005), Wadjda (2012), Mary Shelley (2017).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,85


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