Colette

Opens Friday, September 28
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1hr 52mins // directed by:Wash Westmoreland // featuring:Keira Knightley, Eleanor Tomlinson, Dominic West, Denise Gough // CC, AD, Assisted Listening

Keira Knightley stars as the pioneering French novelist Gabrielle Colette, a cultural icon in France who inspired generations of artists.

After marrying a successful Parisian man of letters 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 brazen country girl named Claudine, that becomes a bestseller and a cultural sensation. Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris, and their adventures go on to inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette’s subsequent fight over the creative ownership of these books defies gender roles and drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.

"Visually delightful, deliciously funny and delectably bawdy, Colette earns Keira Knightley official status as queen of the period film." — Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

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"A witty, spirited portrait of the great French writer and libertine during the early Belle Époque years of her career." — Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

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"Colette is a character-driven movie, but also one that is sending a message about social mores and their malleability." — John Anderson, Wall Street Journal

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