Keira Knightley stars as Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette in writer-director Wash Westmoreland’s latest film which arrives in UK cinemas in January.
Keira Knightley is Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette in Still Alice director Wash Westmoreland’s latest film which arrives in UK cinemas on January 11. Colette, written by Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer and Rebecca Lenkiewicz stars Dominic West, Denise Gough, Julian Wadham, Fiona Shaw, Eleanor Tomlinson, Robert Pugh, and Ray Panthaki, and sees Knightley’s character transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendour of Paris.
There she pens a semi-autobiographical novel, about a brazen country girl named Claudine that becomes a bestseller and a cultural sensation. Described as a “Keira Knightley [movie] that really does merit the sequel treatment” by Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times and a film that’s “impeccably written and acted” by Jorge Castillo of Prarie Dog Magazine who adds that it “transcends the message of female emancipation to deliver actual entertainment”, Colette is an eagerly anticipated new period drama.
Enjoying plenty of acclaim following its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Colette had its UK unveiling at the BFI Patrons Gala at the recent 62nd BFI London Film Festival with the cast and filmmakers in attendance.
Colette will open at cinemas nationwide on January 11 2019.