Keira Knightley stars as Colette, the daring and brilliant French novelist, who provocative debut, became the toast of Paris in the 1900s. A ghost-writer for her charming but much older husband the renowned Parisian publisher Willy, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, soon finds herself testing the limits of the social and gender conventions, and sexual taboos, of Belle Époque Paris. Having to subsume her identity as a writer under the name of her husband, Colette is energetic, fearless and unpologetically feminist in fighting for love, creativity, equality and self-determination. Brilliantly capturing the attraction and scandal at the heart of a tumultuous relationship, Colette, is a sharp and witty portrait of a woman, who became a fashion icon, theatre performer and novelist that inspired a generation of woman.
‘The life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette makes for fascinating drama in a nuanced and inspiring film with a luminous central performance.’The Guardian
‘Keira Knightley stars in the attractive biographical movie Colette, about the French writer, which takes a light, enjoyably fizzy approach to its subject. ’The NYTimes