Credits

Wash Westmoreland
Keira Knightley, Eleanor Tomlinson, Dominic West

Collette : Based on a True Story

May 14th
7:30 pm
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€9 |

111 minutes |  UK |  USA  |  2018  |  €9/7.50


Keira Knightley stars as Collette, the daring and brilliant French novelist, whose provocative debut, became the toast of Paris in the 1900s. A ghost-writer for her charming but much older husband, the renowned Parisian publisher Willy, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette soon finds herself testing the limits of the social and gender conventions, and sexual taboos, of Belle Époque Paris.

“The life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette makes for fascinating drama in a nuanced and inspiring film with a luminous central performance.” The Guardian

Having to subsume her identity as a writer under the name of her husband, Collette is energetic, fearless and unapologetically feminist in fighting for love, creativity, equality and self-determination. Brilliantly capturing the attraction and scandal at the heart of a tumultuous relationship, Collette, is a sharp and witty portrait of a woman, who became a fashion icon, theatre performer and novelist that inspired a generation of woman.

Festivals:

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Sundance Film Festival 2018

London Film Festival 2018

Cork Film Festival 2018

Awards

Nominated for the People Choice Award Toronto Film Festival 2018.


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