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.
Toronto International Film Festival 2018
Sundance Film Festival 2018
London Film Festival 2018
Cork Film Festival 2018
Nominated for the People Choice Award Toronto Film Festival 2018.