Rowing with the Wind
|Rowing with the Wind|
|Directed by||Gonzalo Suárez|
|Produced by||Andrés Vicente Gómez|
|Written by||Gonzalo Suárez|
|Music by||Alejandro Massó|
|Edited by||José Salcedo|
|19 September 1988 (San Sebastián Film Festival)|
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.
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.
|Hugh Grant||Lord Byron|
|Lizzy McInnerny||Mary Shelley|
|Valentine Pelka||Percy Bysshe Shelley|
|Elizabeth Hurley||Claire Clairmont|
|José Luis Gómez||John Polidori|