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 splendour 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 defies gender roles and drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionising literature, fashion and sexual expression.
From the producers of Carol, directed by Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice) and written by Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Colette is based on the true story of Colette and is a period film that is very much of the now.
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Colette is in cinemas December 20, 2018