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Colette (M)

  • St.George OpenAir Cinema Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)

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DIRECTOR: Wash Westmoreland

STARRING: Dominic West, Fiona Shaw, Keira Knightley, Eleanor Thomlinson

Colette tells the fascinating story of the woman behind the scandalous Claudine novels (and later Gigi) that dazzled French society in the first half of the 20th Century. The film depicts her rise from country girl to darling of the Parisian demi-monde with her husband Henry ‘Willy’ Gauthier-Villars. A critic and author in his own right, he mentors and later betrays her, as her stories gain them fame and notoriety. A compelling insight into this passionate young woman’s journey to create independence, Colette is from the producers of Carol and Still Alice.

“Don't just absorb it. Let it absorb you, like absinthe.” OBSERVER

“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.” ROLLING STONE

“A witty, spirited portrait of the great French writer and libertine during the early Belle Époque years of her career.” LA TIMES

Sex scenes and nudity

Sex scenes and nudity

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