The British Council is pleased to present “Mary Shelley”, a story of the whirlwind love affair between poet Percy Shelley and Mary Wollstonecroft that led to the creation of the world's first science fiction novel “Frankenstein”. Passionate and rebellious teenager Mary Wollstonecroft finds a kindred spirit in poet Percy Shelley; connected by a natural chemistry and progressive ideas that are beyond the boundaries of their age and time. Society at the time put little value in a woman writing such a literary masterpiece, and Mary is forced to challenge society to protect her monster and forge her own identity.

Watch the trailer of the film below: https://youtu.be/T-WGaZaojFc

Mary Shelley (2017)

Synopsis

The story of the whirlwind love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18-year-old Mary Wollstonecroft that led to the creation of the world's first science fiction novel 'Frankenstein'. 

Passionate and rebellious teenager Mary Wollstonecroft finds a kindred spirit in poet Percy Shelley. They are bound together by a natural chemistry and progressive ideas that are beyond the boundaries of their age and time. Mary and Percy declare their love for each other and much to her family's horror they elope together, joined by Mary's half sister Claire. At Lord Byron's house at Lake Geneva the idea of Frankenstein is conceived when a challenge is put to all house guests to write a ghost story. An incredible character is created by Mary, but society at the time puts little value in a woman writing such a literary masterpiece, and Mary is forced to challenge the society to protect her monster and forge her own identity.

Credits
Type of film: Features
Running Time: 120 mins
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Producer: Amy Baer, Ruth Coady, Alan Moloney
Co-Producer: Orlagh Collins, David Grumbach
Executive Producer: Mark Amin, Tyler Boehm, Joannie Burstein, Johanna Hogan, Phil Hunt, Emma Jensen, Rebecca Miller, Compton Ross, Cami Winikoff
Editor: Alex Mackie
Screenwriter: Haifaa Al-Mansour, Emma Jensen, Conor McPherson
Director of Photography: David Ungaro
Production Designer: Paki Smith
Principal Cast: Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Tom Sturridge, Bel Powley, Stephen Dillane, Maisie Williams, Ben Hardy, Joanne Froggatt

For more information, visit http://film.britishcouncil.org/mary-shelley.

Cine Europa Screening Dates (Manila and Provincial legs)

Makati City
Greenbelt 3, Ayala Cinema
20 to 24 September

Cebu City, Cebu
SM City Cebu
03 to 06 October 

Iloilo City, Iloilo
Film Development Council of the Philippines & SM City Iloilo
10 to 13 October

Bohol
12 October

Naga City, Camarines Sur
Ateneo de Naga University & SM City Naga

Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Palawan State University and SM Palawan
23 to 27 October

Baybay, Leyte
Visayas State University
6 to 10 November

Kalaw, Manila
Film Development Council of the Philippines
13 to 24 November

The biggest and longest film festival in the country is back! Cine Europa marks its 22nd year this 2019, opening in Manila on 20 September at Ayala Malls’ Greenbelt 3, Makati City. As it celebrates European Cultural Heritage, the EU Delegation to the Philippines, Chargé d’Affaires, a,i, Mr Thomas Wiersing said that Cine Europa is a distinctive way to showcase European cultural diversity in the Philippines and to open up opportunities in the cultural and creative industries. 

Highlighting tales of love, friendship, faith, triumph and courage,13 movies are presented by European Union Member States (Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom).

This year, British Council presents “Mary Shelley”, a story of the whirlwind love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18-year-old Mary Wollstonecroft, directed by Saudi Arabi’s first female and one of the Kingdom’s best director, Haifaa Al-Mansour. 

Catch the UK featured film, Mary Shelley, on 20 September, 10.00 PM, and on 22 September, 11.00 AM at Cinema 1, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Mall, Makati City. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis.

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