05 February 2019

Colette

Rippon Lea Estate

Colette

Running time

1hr 52min

Release date

2018

Genre

Drama

Keira Knightly lights up the Rippon Lea screen with her celebrated performance as the famous French Nobel Prize-nominated writer in the sophisticated and inspirational Colette. After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendour of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette’s fight over creative ownership defies gender roles and drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionising literature, fashion and sexual expression.

Doors open

6:00 pm

Film starts

8:30 pm

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Reviews

"Keira Knightley stars in the attractive biographical movie Colette, about the French writer, which takes a light, enjoyably fizzy approach to its subject."
"Keira Knightley stars in the attractive biographical movie Colette, about the French writer, which takes a light, enjoyably fizzy approach to its subject."

The New York Times (Manohla Dargis)

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The New York Times (Manohla Dargis)

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"This is the firebrand Colette that Knightley plays with every fiber of her being. She's something to see ... A radiant, riveting Keira Knightley meets every challenge the title role of French novelist Colette throws at her — and there’s... Read full review
"This is the firebrand Colette that Knightley plays with every fiber of her being. She's something to see
... A radiant, riveting Keira Knightley meets every challenge the title role of French novelist Colette throws at her — and there’s a nonstop onslaught of them"

Rolling Stone (Peter Travers)

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Rolling Stone (Peter Travers)

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