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Synopsis

Keira Knightley leads this timely film about the struggles of the avant-garde French novelist, Colette; a story that resonates in the era of female empowerment.
Colette’s marriage to Henry ‘Willy’ Gauthier-Villars (Dominic West) thrusts her from a simple country life into the raucous creative demi-monde of Paris. Swiftly developing her talent as a writer, Colette’s first novels are published under Willy’s name. An author in his own right, Willy mentors Colette and later betrays her as her stories gain them fame and notoriety.
Whip-smart, precocious and unapologetic, not only is Colette a talented author, actor and journalist, but also a trailblazer, fighting for the survival of her voice and identity in a male-dominated world, who shines a light for future generations of female artists.
Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2018 - Premieres - World premiere

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
111 mins
Director
Wash Westmoreland
Producer
Pamela Koffler, Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley, Christine Vachon, Michel Litvak, Gary Michael Walters
Co-Producer
Caroline Levy, Ildiko Kemeny, David Minkowski
Executive Producer
Mary Burke, Svetlana Metkina, Norman Merry
Editor
Lucia Zucchetti
Screenwriter
Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Director of Photography
Giles Nuttgens
Production Designer
Michael Carlin
Music
Thomas Adès
Principal Cast
Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Denise Gough, Fiona Shaw, Robert Pugh, Eleanor Tomlinson, Julian Wadham, Al Weaver, Shannon Tarbet, Ray Panthaki, Dickie Beau, Jake Graf, Janine Harouni, Aiysha Hart, Polina Litvak, Johnny K. Palmer, Rebecca Root and Arabella Weir
Costume Designer
Andrea Flesch

Genre

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Last updated 2nd May 2018

Production Company

UK, US coproduction

Number 9 Films (UK), Killer Films (US) with support of BFI (UK)

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