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Mary Shelley
Dir.: Haifaa Al-Mansour | 120 minutes

Mary Shelley

UK, Luxembourg, USA 2017 | 120 minutes | English | Hebrew subtitles

Passionate and rebellious Mary Wollstonecraft finds a kindred spirit in poet Percy Shelley. Their whirlwind love affair scandalizes polite society, as the young couple gorge on literature and a bohemian life. When tragedy strikes and they lose their baby daughter, Mary strikes back, finding the courage to transform her pain into the world’s first science fiction novel, Frankenstein – all by the age of eighteen. This new film by Haifaa Al-Mansour (Wadjda), was described by the Hollywood Reporter as "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."