"★★★★ – a deliciously vampish Keira Knightley helps a queer icon find her voice" – Telegraph
★★★★ – Empire
Keira Knightley impresses in this biopic of renowned taboo-busting French writer, mime-artist and actress Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette.
After marrying successful Parisian writer ‘Willy’ (West), Colette is persuaded to ghost-write for Willy to cover his mounting debts. Her semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine becomes a sensation.
With her work now the talk of Paris but under Willy’s name, Colette becomes determined to overcome societal constraints – fighting gender roles, revolutionising literature and freely exploring her sexuality.
Dir: Wash Westmoreland
Cast: Keira Knightley, Dominic West