Thursday 28th March 2019 - 7:45 pm - 10:30 pm, Palmer Building
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known as “Willy” (West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendour of Paris. Soon, Willy convinces Colette to ghost-write for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl, Claudine, sparking bestsellers and cultural sensation. After its success, Colette thinks of claiming authorship. Colette was a pioneer in women’s rights, an author who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature six years before her death in 1954. Her books inspired the feminism of our century. Colette’s fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.
USA, UK, Hungary – Directed by Wash Westmoreland with Keira Knightley, Eleanor Tomlinson, Fiona Shaw – 111 min
Wash Westmoreland’s Colette is exhilarating, funny, inspiring and (remember: corsets!) gorgeous, too – THE GUARDIAN
A radiant, riveting Keira Knightley meets every challenge the title role of French novelist Colette throws at her – ROLLING STONE