Jan. 17: Colette
Thursday, January 17, 2019
7 pm @ Galaxy Cinemas, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Director: Wash Westmoreland
United Kingdom 2018
English; 112 minutes
Rating: 14a for some sexuality and nudity
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) marries a successful writer known commonly as Willy (Dominic West). Willy relies on ghostwriters to produce his work – spending his time instead on self-indulgent activities, including numerous affairs – and enlists his wife as one of his ghostwriters. Although he initially dismisses her writing, Willy eventually publishes Colette’s work under his name and it proves to be wildly successful. In her fight over creative
ownership, Colette defies gender roles and societal constraints,
blazing a trail for other women who chooseto live their lives
to the fullest.
Knightley… not only brings to life a woman discovering new desires and needs and finding the strength to act on them, but conveys the inner toil of the writer’s creative process. Peter Keough, Boston Globe
Westmoreland’s Paris is scrumptiously decadent – and seedy – as Colette navigates the city’s eclectic, gossipy social scene.
Johnny Oleksinski, New York Post
Colette ranks as one of the great roles for which Keira Knightley will be remembered. Peter Debruge, Variety