Colette (15)

Director Wash Westmoreland. Biography/Drama/History

After marrying successful Parisian writer Henry Gauthier-Villars, known commonly as "Willy", Gabrielle Colette 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. Colette, in turn, pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After it's 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.

Starring Keira Knightley, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Well received by the audience.

A tremendous story, well-acted, and the settings of Paris and the French countryside were beautiful and convincing. The film captures the mood of wild, hedonistic Paris society at the turn of the century. The finale of the printed story of the remainder of Collette's life was very satisfying.

A spontaneous clap at the end.

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