About Mary Shelley
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- 2K DCP
- Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour
Two outsiders, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) and renowned romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (Douglas Booth), are constrained by polite society, but bound together by a natural chemistry and progressive ideas. Beyond the boundaries of their age and time, they declare their love for each other and run away together. In the midst of growing tension within their fiery, tempestuous relationship and during a stay at Lord Byron’s Lake Geneva house, Byron challenges all guests to write a ghost story. Mary’s Frankenstein is born—challenging society’s preconceptions of women authors, and she must fight to protect her work and forge her own identity.