Friday, October 26 – 7 pm /
Saturday, October 27 – 4 pm & 7:30 pm /
Sunday, October 28 – 4 pm & 7:30 pm /
Wednesday, October 31 – 7 pm /
and Thursday, November 1 – 7 pm.
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (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 pens 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.
Insider’s tip: “The best and most lavishly appointed, gorgeously photographed period movie in years” (Rex Reed, Observer). Jordan Ruimy, The Playlist, adds: “If only more period pieces these days were as finely tuned and accessibly pleasurable as Westmoreland’s film.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone: “This is the firebrand Colette that Knightley plays with every fiber of her being. She’s something to see.”
The film is based on a true story. Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948.