When Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) marries successful Parisian author Willy (Dominic West), her life changes overnight, moving from rural France to become part of bustling Paris’ intellectual and cultural elite. Willy, suffering from writer’s block, convinces his young wife to work for him as a ghost writer. And in her debut novel Colette tells the story of a young self-confident woman called Claudine.
Published under Willy’s name, the semi-autobiographical novel becomes a bestseller, bringing him both wealth and fame. And soon there are more Claudine bestsellers, all written by Colette, and eventually a whole brand. Gradually, Colette challenges the restrictions placed upon her, and fights to be able to publish the successful books under her own name.
COLETTE tells the groundbreaking and true story of one of the most important French writers of the 20th century in a stirring way.
Absolut empfehlenswert. Keira Knightley, die Königin des Kostümfilms.