Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley

  • Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
  • Writer: Emma Jensen,Haifaa Al-Mansour
  • Countries of origin: United Kingdom, Luxembourg, United States, Ireland, Au
  • Language: English
  • Release date: July 5, 2018
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: Nữ Nhà Văn
  • "Mary Shelley" is a biopic directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour , starring Mary Elle Fanning . It was screened at the Toronto Film Festival on September 9, 2017.
    The film tells the passionate love story between Mary and the poet Percy Shelley and the birth of her novel Frankenstein   .


    • Release date July 5, 2018
    • Filming locations Château de Colpach-Bas, 1 rue d'Ell, Colpach-Bas, Luxembourg
    • Production companies BFI Film Fund, Film Fund Luxembourg, Gidden Media

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    • By General 2022-12-25 08:56:14

      It's been well expressed as a movie

      At first glance, it was a very clichéd plot, with the loss of her mother at a young age, her vicious stepmother, her family in a dire situation, but fortunately her father was reasonable, but this was the case with Mary Shelley's life.

      In addition, Shelley is portrayed as a big jerk, which is unknown. After all, Shelley died young, and the result of their pursuit of love has not been verified by time.

      The biography depicting a man may not have his love and marriage, but women are...

    • By Rhett 2022-10-15 08:33:09

      Genius girl eighteen years old

      I watched a lot of deviant movies recently, Mary Shelley, when I watched the recommendation, I thought it was a youth romance, but I didn't expect it to be a story about the growth of a dark girl. From the casting to the rhythm of the story, the art is very good. I don’t understand why so few people watch it, so I just contributed the first film review to it.

      Don’t choose too well. The heroine’s straight and curved mouth looks disgusting and cold, the round nose looks immature, the big...

    • By Eulalia 2022-10-05 15:13:59

      What a pity such a good subject

      Because I like Frankenstein’s story very much, and this epoch-making work does leave a lot of reference for later generations, I watched this movie happily, but it seemed to be destined in the future. The stories about Frankenstein’s monsters are "difficult to describe in one word", such as a certain part of Yimei and Dandan that everyone loves to see.

      This film is a very mediocre biographical film, with exquisite pictures, exquisite costumes, and beautiful soundtrack. It tells the...

    • By Serenity 2022-09-07 10:43:57

      Biography for Mary Shelley? Or insult their free thoughts?

      Mary Shelley is regarded as the mother of science fiction because of writing "Frankenstein"; Percy Shelley, who wrote "Ode to the West Wind" and other poems, became a representative of romantic poets. This is the introduction given in the history book.

      But almost from their lifetime until now, they have other unsightly titles in the market. Without him, because their thinking is too radical, conservative people can't accept it. The tabloids are happy to unearth the clues of their...

    • By Garnet 2022-05-05 06:01:02

      On How a Writer/Poet Created a Frankenstein

      I recently watched "Mary Shelley", which is Elle's new film in 2017. I have always been looking forward to it, not only because of Elle's appearance, but also because of Mary Shelley, who is a writer I like very much. Her "Frankenstein" is a science fiction novel that I admire especially. She originally thought that her role would be one of the women or the self-reporter, but she wrote it from the perspective of a weirdo. From being held in the palm of her hand by her lover to being...

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    • By Stone 2023-09-13 08:13:59

      I don't like casting. I like Elle Fanning, but I really don't like Shelley. I don't like casting...

    • By Lorena 2023-08-12 03:46:42

      How should I put it, although reading Gothic novels and running on the piano in front of my mother's grave satisfies part of my fantasy, it is really a standard three-star biopic, without any passion and authorship. There are too many films of this kind, like this for Mary, and maybe so for Shelley. The casting also failed. I look down on the actors, but the two starring temperaments are really not like educated people... The only thing I like is the ending that echoes the beginning, like...

    • By Vella 2023-08-10 22:23:29

      The scene picture is too beautiful. Ellie's acting is as usual (no acting). The script wanted to highlight the theme of love, but it did go...

    • By Rasheed 2023-08-08 03:11:41

      Is Byron Byron in this movie really? I'm going to revisit the BBC's Johny Lee Miller's Byron Washing Eyes. Elle's acting skills are really good, if you don't dare to challenge difficult roles, you will definitely be able to perform...

    • By Abbie 2023-08-04 20:03:06

      Frankenstein’s author Mary Shelley’s biopic. After watching it, he realized that the Frankenstein was actually Mary herself. He was not understood and ignored by the person he loved the most. He doubted and denied himself, which reflected the tragic fate of women at that time. It is full of irony in the portrayals of the poets Shelley and Byron, which are admired in our country. Romanticism is not true to its name. Behind romance is promiscuity and irresponsibility. Mary has written a...

    Movie plot

    Mary, a girl obsessed with ghost stories, wants to become a writer, following in the footsteps of her mother, feminist Mary Wallstonecraft, and her politically radical father William Godwin. Her father sent her to the home of William Baxter, his fellow Radical Party in Scotland. There, Mary found herself fascinated by a handsome young poet. This young poet is Percy Shelley who stopped by here. It was not until Shelley followed her back...
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    The film could have been filled with justice and feminism, but it was weakened by a chaotic and clumsy script and a weak theme, turning a good story into a soap opera full of preaching and fragmented   . (Comment on "Variety")
    Mary Elle Fanning's performance is good, but her interpretation of the story does not have a brilliant arc, but a linear, Wikipedia-style character journey   . (Comment on "The Playlist")
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    Movie quotes

    • Harriet Shelley: Evidently you are a stranger to scandal, Miss Godwin. Did you know I ran away with Percy when I was a girl? Idealism and love give us courage. But they do not prepare you for the sacrifice required to love a man like Percy.

    • Mary Shelley: I dreamed of her last night; that we lit a fire in the fireplace, and the fire's warmth nursed her back to life/

    • Mary Shelley: I no longer see the world and it's works as they before appeared to me. But now, misery has come home, and men appear to me as monsters, thirsting for each other's blood. And I, a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others, and intolerable to myself.