Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Kenneth Branagh, VS, UK 1994
Woensdag 23 mei 2018, 19:30 - 22:00
Filmhuis De zwarte Doos
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When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

Language: English, subtitles: Dutch

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's classic novel Frankenstein - first printed on 1 January 1818.

Shelley came up with the idea at the age of 18 after being challenged by romantic poet Lord Byron, while in Switzerland, to construct a ghost story. The results were to have a monumental impact. This was the kernel from which the story of Frankenstein would emerge.

The novel - originally published without Shelley's name - received mixed reviews, but came into prominence after being picked up and re-versioned by theatre companies a few years later. However, it was cinema that really took the ball and ran with it.

The first adaptation for the silver screen was made in 1910. Since then, there have been about 150 further versions on different mediums. The version from 1994 that we show on Wednesday 23 May is widely regarded as the film adaptation that stays most true to the original story.

Read more about why the story of Frankenstein still has such an impact today here.

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