Release Date: September 21st, 2018

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

After moving to Paris, author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband. Its success soon inspires her to fight for creative ownership and overcome the societal constraints of the early 20th century.

Cast: Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Denise Gough, Fiona Shaw, Eleanor Tomlinson, Robert Pugh, Ray Panthaki, Julian Wadham

Director: Wash Westmoreland

Genres: Historical drama , Biography

Production Co: Killer Films, Number 9 Films

Distributors: 30West, Bleecker Street Media

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Although director Wash Westmoreland tackles several serious subjects — sexual liberation, the repression of women’s voices, the power of art to change society — the movie has such a playful spirit that the talking points go down smoothly. show more

  • 80

    The script, co-written by director Wash Westmoreland; his late husband, Richard Glatzer; and Rebecca Lenkiewicz (Disobedience), is fun, delightfully sharp, and at times surprisingly tender. show more

  • 70
    John AndersonWall Street Journal

    Colette is not really a coming-of-age story, except as regards France itself. It’s a liberation story, one witty enough to be worthy of its subject. show more

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