Mary Shelley feat. Haifaa al-Mansour | Curzon Film Podcast

The tempestuous romance that inspired one of Gothic literature’s most influential works is brought to life in Mary Shelley. Starring Elle Fanning as the titular author, Mary Shelley is the directorial follow up to Wadjda from Saudi Arabian director Haifaa al-Mansour, and we were lucky enough to sit down with her to talk about her latest work.

With a strong ensemble cast including Douglas Booth, Bel Powley and Maisie Williams, this rousing and exquisite biopic balances sumptuous period detail with a timely feminist message. The film is a vivid tribute to Shelley’s passion, courage and craft – and a reminder of her enduring relevance today.

Discussing the film are pod regulars Sam Howlett, Kelly Powell and Steven Ryder and after recently screening Al-Mansour's Wadjda with the Despatch Feminist Moving Image collective, Amy Watts also joins the show.

Follow the team on Twitter:

Sam - @SamHowlett_1

Steven - @irma_pep

Amy - @amyvioletwatts

Jake - @jakehcunningham

Produced and edited by Jake Cunningham

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Mary Shelley is playing now in cinemas and is available to stream online exclusively on Curzon Home Cinema.