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Colette

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Synopsis

Colette, the iconic French writer born in 1873 is known for novels including Gigi, Cheri and Break Of Day. The biopic will focus on the writer’s marriage to celebrated Parisian wit Willy Gauthier-Villars. Willy, fourteen years older than his wife and one of the most notorious libertines in Paris, introduced Colette into avant-garde intellectual and artistic circles while engaging in sexual affairs and encouraging Colette’s own lesbian dalliances.
While the couple separated in 1906, Colette would go on to flourish as a writer, producing most of her most celebrated works in subsequent decades. The multitalented Frenchwoman, also a mime, an actress and a journalist, was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948.

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Features
Director
Wash Westmoreland
Producer
Pam Koffler, Christine Vachon, Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley, Michael Litvak
Executive Producer
Gary Michael Walters
Screenwriter
Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer
Principal Cast
Keira Knightly (tbc)

Genre

Production Company

UK, US coproduction

Number 9 Films (UK), Killer Films (US), Bold Films (US)

Number 9 Films
8-9 Stephen Mews
London
W1T 1AF
+44 (0)20 7323 4060
info@number9films.co.uk
http://www.number9films.co.uk

Sales
Company

HanWay Films
24 Hanway Street
London
W1T 1UH
+44 (0)20 7290 0750
info@hanwayfilms.com
http://www.hanwayfilms.com