UK, USA, Hungary | 2018 | 111mins | M Nudity & sex scenes
- Directed by Wash Westmoreland (‘The Last of Robin Hood’, ‘Still Alice’, ‘Quinceañera’)
- Starring Keira Knightley, Eleanor Tomlinson, Dominic West, Ray Panthaki, Fiona Shaw, Aiysha Hart, Denise Gough, Robert Pugh
- Written by Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Wash Westmoreland
- Drama, True Story & Biography
- 20 Feb, Wednesday, 2pm
- 24 Feb, Sunday, 2pm
- 25 Feb, Monday, 7:30pm
- 3 Mar, Sunday, 5pm FINAL
Colette arrives from the countryside as a young bride to Willy (West) — an older, notorious literary entrepreneur — and she is immediately swept into flamboyant, libertine society. At Willy’s prompt, she takes pen to paper and invents the loosely autobiographical Claudine novels, which take Paris by storm.
The character Claudine becomes a veritable pop-culture icon, but Colette does not, since Willy takes authorial credit. To reclaim her literary voice, Colette must set out for new transgressive adventures, sans Willy. (Sundance Film Festival)
Paris is scrumptiously decadent – and seedy – as Colette navigates the city’s eclectic, gossipy social scene.
Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post
There’s more going on in Colette than tame hagiography; the results are happily vibrant, even if the sexual inequities depicted remain grimly pertinent. Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune