MARY SHELLEY

MON OCT 1, 2018  at GALAXY   4 | 6:30 & 9 PM

Mary is a bookish young woman when she meets the celebrated poet Percy Shelley, a married womanizer. Mary seeks an unconventional life but is naive about the debt-ridden bon vivant she has chosen against her father's wishes. While on an idle in a Swiss chalet she composes the most influential horror novel of all time but she finds it difficult to find a publisher for a woman writer.  "a luscious looking period drama"
Arabia's first female filmmaker, who is just as much a pioneer as her heroine, directs this film. Her first film, Wadjda (girl who gets a bike in Saudi Arabia), was screened in 2016.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour (Wadjda)
Principal Cast: Elle Fanning, DouglasBooth, Bel Powley, Tom Sturridge
UK/Lux/USA, 118 min, Period Drama