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Directed by Gonzalo Suárez
Written by Gonzalo Suárez
Cinematography Carlos Suárez
Music director Alejandro Massó
Produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez
Music by Alejandro Massó
Director Gonzalo Suárez
Screenplay Gonzalo Suárez
|Starring Hugh GrantLizzy McInnernyValentine PelkaElizabeth Hurley|
Initial release 21 September 1988 (Madrid)
Awards Goya Award for Best Director
Cast Hugh Grant, Elizabeth Hurley, Lizzy McInnerny, Valentine Pelka, José Luis Gómez
Similar Mary Shelley movies, Poet movies, Monster movies
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Rowing with the Wind a.k.a. Remando al viento (Spanish title) is a 1988 Spanish film written and directed by Gonzalo Suárez. The film won seven Goya Awards. It concerns the English writer Mary Shelley and her circle.
Rowing with the wind
In the summer of 1816, English poet Percy Shelley, his soon to be wife Mary Shelley (daughter of William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft), and Mary's stepsister and companion Claire Clairmont take a holiday with Lord Byron and his physician John William Polidori at a villa rented by Byron at Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Byron challenges each of the friends to write a horror story, and Mary begins her novel, Frankenstein. She imagines the monster becoming real, and for the next six years, as tragedy befalls those around her, she believes the creature of her imagination is the cause. Meanwhile, Claire has Byron's baby, is estranged from him and barred from seeing her daughter. Byron and Percy continue their friendship, the one hedonistic, the other idealistic. The Shelleys move near Pisa.
The DVD is available to rent on websites such as Netflix.