Mary Shelley| 1hr : 12mins
Director: Guylaine Dionne | Producer: Michel Ouellette
Focus Years: 2004 | Country: Canada
In 1816, at 19 years old, Mary Shelley had written "Frankenstein", the first science-fiction novel. She died without knowing that she had given rise to one of the most important myths of the Western culture. Forgotten for over a century, she is still not known to the general public. However, the interest of the life of Mary Shelley exceeds her masterpiece: free, avant-gardist, her life is filled with spectacular bounces. So much that the novel and the life of the writer seem sometimes inseparable. Where the fiction stops and where the reality starts? Here is the question raised by this documentary, which draws up a portrait without precedent of one of the most forgotten writers in history.