Hull Independent Cinema presents: COLETTE
Wash Westmoreland | 2018 | UK/USA | Cert 15 | 112 mins
Keira Knightley leads this timely film about the struggles of the avant-garde French novelist, Colette; a story that resonates in the era of female empowerment. Colette’s marriage to Henry ‘Willy’ Gauthier-Villars (Dominic West) thrusts her from a simple country life into the raucous creative demi-monde of Paris. Swiftly developing her talent as a writer, Colette’s first novels are published under Willy’s name. An author in his own right, Willy mentors Colette and later betrays her as her stories gain them fame and notoriety. Whip-smart, precocious and unapologetic, not only is Colette a talented author, actor and journalist, but also a trailblazer, fighting for the survival of her voice and identity in a male-dominated world, who shines a light for future generations of female artists.
Starring Keira Knightley, Eleanor Tomlinson, Dominic West
Awards and Reviews
Sundance Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Toronto Intl Film Festival Official Selections
“A radiant, riveting Keira Knightley meets every challenge the title role of French novelist Colette throws at her and turns this tale of a pioneering feminist into an exhilarating kick.” – Rolling Stone
“Colette” ranks as one of the great roles for which Keira Knightley will be remembered.” – Variety
COLETTE is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
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