COLETTE

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette’s fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.

Reviews:

As a period film that’s more than ready for 2018, Colette embodies the power of thinking forward in more ways than one. By Nick Allen of RogerEbert.com | Full review:https://www.rogerebert.com/sundance/sundance-2018-shirkers-generation-wealth-colette At first presenting itself as a tightly corseted Big Eyes set during the Belle Époque, Colette erupts into a fun, frothy, and unmistakably feminist biopic. By David Ehrllich of IndieWire | Full review:https://www.indiewire.com/2018/01/colette-review-wash-westmoreland-keira-knightley-sundance-2018-1201920313/

Release Date: 21 SEP 2018
Publisher: Bleecker Street
Director: Wash Westmoreland
Actor: Keira Knightley, Eleanor Tomlinson, Dominic West
Genre: Drama, History, Biography

 

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