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Colette Rated 15

Colette

Dir. Wash Westmoreland. UK, 2018. 1h 52m. Starring Keira Knightley, Eleanor Tomlinson, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw, Aiysha Hart, Denise Gough.

After marrying a successful writer, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is whisked away to Paris in the 1880s. Realising that her husband’s expenditure exceeds his talent, she agrees to ghostwrite for him and becomes a successful, albeit uncredited, author in her own right. This glamorous period drama focusses on her fight for creative ownership and progressive gender roles at the cusp of the 20th-century.

'Knightley brings Colette to life with a performance that blends grit with glamour in seemingly effortless fashion.’ ★★★★ Mark Kermode, The Observer

'Colette ranks as one of the great roles for which Keira Knightley will be remembered.’ Peter Debruge, Variety