Colette — Official Final Trailer

source:   bleeckerstreetmedia.com

added: Mon, Sep 24th '18

Check out a brand-new trailer for "Colette," the biographical period drama that stars Keira Knightley as French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette who, in the early 1900s, wrote the best-selling semi-autobiographical "Claudine" books, which was notoriously published under her husband's pen name, "Willy."

The film, which also stars Dominic West (The Affair, The Wire), chronicles Colette's rocky marriage with French writer Henry Gauthier-Villars (aka "Willy"). He publicly took sole credit for writing Colette's best-selling series of "Claudine" novels, which are remembered for its pioneering feminist coming-of-age stories about a self-assured French girl who ends up getting stuck in a tedious marriage with a successful man, yet later on has a lesbian love affair with her best friend. The books very much mirrored Colette's own life.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Wash Westmoreland, working from a script he co-wrote with his now-late husband/film-making partner Richard Glatzer (they both previously co-directed and co-wrote the acclaimed dramas "Still Alice" and "The Last of Robin Hood"), "Colette" is now playing in Los Angeles and New York City. It will continue to expand, opening in additional cities this Friday and throughout October.

synopsis:
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as "Willy" (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.

 

directed by   Wash Westmoreland

starring   Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Denise Gough, Fiona Shaw, Eleanor Tomlinson, Robert Pugh, Ray Panthaki, Shannon Tarbet

release date   September 21, 2018 (in LA/NY), September 28, 2018 (expands)

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