Synopsis

Elle Fanning and Douglas Booth star in this period drama recounting the love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin which was the inspiration for her seminal novel 'Frankenstein'.

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Director

Haifaa Al-Mansour
Haifaa Al Mansour is the first female filmmaker in Saudi Arabia and is regarded as one of its most significant cinematic figures. She studied comparative literature at the American University in Cairo and completed .a Master's degree in Film Studies from the University of Syndey. The success of her 2005 documentary 'Women Without Shadows' influences anew wave of Saudi filmmakers and made the issue of opening cinemas in the Kingdom front-page news. At home, her work is both praised and vilified for encouraging discussion on taboo issues and for penetrating the wall of silence surrounding the sequestered lives of Saudi women. 'Wajdja', Al Mansour's feature debut, is the first first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first by a female director. The film received wide critical acclaim after its premiere at the 2012 Venice Film Festival and established Al Mansour as an important talent emerging from the Arab World.

Cast

Elle Fanning: Mary Shelley Douglas Booth: Percy Shelley


Details

Production year: 2017

Awards

Official selection, 2017 Toronto International Film Festival




In Cinemas & On Demand 6 July

GENRE: Drama, Biography, Romance

DIRECTOR: Haifaa Al-Mansour

CAST:
Elle Fanning: Mary Shelley
Douglas Booth: Percy Shelley
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LANGUAGES: English

AWARDS:
Official selection, 2017 Toronto International Film Festival

Reviews


  • “a winning performance from the darkly romantic Douglas Booth”

    Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter


  • “An intelligent balance between romantic drama and literary biography”

    Allan Hunter, Screen

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