Colette

Colette
Colette (2018) is a biographical drama of how talented young author and country mouse Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette submits in 1893 to marriage and commercial exploitation by an older man from the big city, the mediocre and flatulent critic-slash-publisher Henri Gauthier-Villars, pen-named “Willy”.

PLOT SUMMARY:

After marrying successful Parisian writer Henry Gauthier-Villars, known commonly as "Willy" (Dominic West), 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. Colette, in turn, pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After it's 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.

6.7/10 IMDB

70% Rotten Tomatoes

Running time approx: 1 hour and 51 minutes

Screening Details

Show Date & Time Sunday, Nov 17th 8:00 pm
Ticket Price £5.00
Adult Ticket Price 5.00
Child Ticket Price 3.50
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