Unconventional country girl Gabrielle Sidonie Colette has married charismatic egomaniacal writer Willy Gauthier-Villars, fourteen years her senior. Willy introduces Colette to the hedonistic world of artistic Paris, where her creative appetite is sparked. Willy permits Colette to write her novels only if she does so in his name. The phenomenal success of her 'Claudine' novel series makes Willy a famous writer and Colette and Willy the first modern celebrity couple. Although, the lack of recognition for her work begins to gnaw on Colette and their marriage starts to internally combust.
Colette, the iconic French writer born in 1873 is known for novels including 'Gigi', 'Cheri' and 'Break of Day'. Colette was married to the celebrated Parisian wit Willy Gauthier-Villars. Willy, fourteen years older than his wife was one of the most notorious libertines in Paris. He introduced Colette into avant-garde intellectual and artistic circles, and while engaging in sexual affairs himself, he also encouraged Colette’s own lesbian dalliances.
The couple separated in 1906, and Colette would go on to flourish as a writer, producing most of her most celebrated works in the subsequent decades. The multi-talented Frenchwoman, also a mime, an actress and a journalist, was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948.
- Type of film
- Wash Westmoreland
- Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon, Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley, Michel Litvak
- Dominic Buchanan, Caroline Levy, Lisa Zambri, Ildiko Kemeny, David Minkowski
- Executive Producer
- Svetlana Metkina, Gary Michael Walters
- Lucia Zucchetti
- Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
- Production Designer
- Michael Carlin
- Principal Cast
- Keira Knightly, Dominic West, Denise Gough, Fiona Shaw, Robert Pugh, Rebecca Root