Director Wash Westmoreland follows his multiple award-winning STILL ALICE (including an Oscar for Best Actress) with the inspirational and timely COLETTE. Based on the real-life story about the famous French writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, the film depicts her bold attempt to get her voice heard.
In the film, Colette (brilliantly played by Keira Knightley) is transported from the French countryside to Paris after she marries Willy (Dominic West), a successful Parisian writer. The cultural shift is drastic but Colette quickly finds her footing while Willy is losing his. When Willy is struggling to pay his bills, he convinces Colette to ghostwrite a novel for him. She agrees and the novel about a country girl named Claudine becomes an instant hit resulting in multiple subsequent Claudine novels. Willy gets all the acclaim yet the real author Colette remains in the shadows forcing her to fight for creative ownership of her works.
Written by Sachin Gandhi
Presented by Imperial
- Wash Westmoreland
- Executive Producer
- Svetlana Metkina, Norman Merry, Mary Burke
- Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley,Pamela Koffler,Christine Vachon,Michel Litvak,Gary Michael Walters
- Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
- Giles Nuttgens
- Lucia Zucchetti
- Thomas Adès
- Keira Knightley, Dominic West,Denise Gough, Fiona Shaw,Eleanor Tomlinson