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After marrying successful Parisian writer Henry Gauthier-Villars, known commonly as "Willy" (Dominic West), 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. 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.Written by
The director had Keira Knightley leading from the start for Colette and met her the first time via FaceTime when he was invited to the Shanghai Film Festival. It was midnight then and there was almost no battery left. In a few minutes, he managed to convince her to take part in the adventure just before his phone went out. See more »
The musical setting of Yeats' poem Down by the Sally Gardens likewise was published in 1909. See more »
Bad theater, it's like dentistry. You're compelled to stay in your chair having your skull drilled until the entire grisly procedure is over.
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There is a dedication to Richard Glatzer, who co-wrote the film's screenplay with Wash Westmoreland, shortly before the closing credits: "For Richard". See more »
I was surprised that "Colette" was made as an English film, and I still feel it would have been better as a French one, in spite of considerable efforts having been made to capture the atmosphere of that era. I read the Claudine books at school- the school library wasn't too strict on censorship of novels in French! - Chéri, etc, later and recently a biography (because we were discussing La Maison de Claudine (different from the earlier books) in my French literature class, so I wasn't going to be a casual critic. The film provides a somewhat santitised view of her life, and has important factual errors and omissions- presumably to make her likeable. Colette was an important figure in the French literary and world of her time, however, and it's selling her short (and the viewers) to present her in this impoverished version.
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