Colette is a film with a trailer that shows it’s getting a lot of plaudits, but… it looks dull as ditchwater.
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Oi! Stop sniggering at the back!), played by Dominic West, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him.
She writes 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 and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.
Colette is released in the UK on January 25th, 2019, so presumably sniffing for an Oscar.
Director: Wash Westmoreland
Also stars: Eleanor Tomlinson, Fiona Shaw, Ray Panthaki, Aiysha Hart, Denise Gough, Robert Pugh, Masayoshi Haneda, Rebecca RootArabella Weir
Check out the trailer below:
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