COLETTE tells the groundbreaking true story of one of the most important French women writers of the 20th century. This remarkable woman, who was the first to receive a state funeral in France, is played by a brilliant Keira Knightley. Her performance has been praised as “Oscar-worthy” and a “feast for the senses” (Rolling Stone).

When Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) marries the successful Parisian writer Willy (Dominic West), her life is transformed: she moves from rural France to turbulent Paris and becomes part of the intellectual and cultural elite. Willy, plagued by writer’s block, convinces his young wife to work for him as a ghostwriter. In her debut novel, Colette tells the story of a self-confident, young woman named Claudine. The work os a semi-autobiographical novel that becomes a bestseller under Willy’s name, bringing him boundless wealth and fame. More and more Claudine bestsellers emerged – each written by Colette – until finally the pair have built an entire commercial world around the brand. Little by little, Colette begins the struggle to overcome social constraints and to reveal herself as the true author of this success.

Regie: Wash Westmoreland
Cast: Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Eleanor Tomlinson, Denise Gough, Ray Panthaki u.a.
Screenplay and novel: Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Wash Westmoreland

Ab 03. Januar 2019 im Kino

Ungarn, USA, Vereinigtes Königreich 2018, 112 min, FSK 6
Screening in Germany and Switzerland.

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Knightley has been praised for her strong performance and could garner her third Oscar nomination.