Colette

Colette

Colette

Keira Knightley plays the titular French novelist in this biopic directed by Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Wash Westmoreland (Quinceañera).

"Colette arrives from the countryside as a young bride to Willy (West) — an older, notorious literary entrepreneur — and she is immediately swept into flamboyant, libertine society. At Willy’s prompt, she takes pen to paper and invents the loosely autobiographical Claudine novels, which take Paris by storm. The character Claudine becomes a veritable pop-culture icon, but Colette does not, since Willy takes authorial credit. To reclaim her literary voice, Colette must set out for new transgressive adventures, sans Willy." (Sundance Film Festival)

2018Rating: M, Nudity & sex scenes111 minsUK, USA, Hungary
DramaTrue Story & Biography

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Colette / Reviews

Flicks, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Flicks, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Keira Knightly shines in this biopic about artist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, which is interesting but at times cliché-drenched.

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Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Keira Knightley plays the titular French novelist in this biopic directed by Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice). The film is currently playing in select New Zealand cinemas (find times and tickets near you) and as our critic Amanda Jane Robinson explains, the compelling tale displays some of Knightley's best emotional work.

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Vulture

Vulture

As a story of a woman who eventually asserts her creative independence and fights for the artistic credit she deserves, Colette is more satisfying intellectually than sensually.

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Variety

Variety

"Colette" ranks as one of the great roles for which Keira Knightley will be remembered.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Colette isn't intense on process, but it does illustrate well what might motivate a writer, how her unique spirit is stoked and developed.

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The Times

The Times

Keira Knightley slips effortlessly into the evolution of Colette...

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Stuff

Stuff

Knightley in particular makes a welcome return to the spotlight, reminding audiences of why she was once British period dramas' go-to-gal in the likes of Pride and Prejudice, Anna Karenina and The Duchess.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

A radiant, riveting Keira Knightley meets every challenge the title role of French novelist Colette throws at her and turns this tale of a pioneering feminist into an exhilarating kick.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A safe but enjoyable take on the author's anything-but-safe early career.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

... a delightful and finely-crafted piece of cinema.

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