IMDb rating: 6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 87%Watch full movie now
This sumptuous art house drama is based on the true story of French novelist Colette, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948.
In late 19th-Century Paris, Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Oscar nominee Keira Knightley) marries popular but penniless writer Willy (Golden Globe nominee Dominic West from The Affair and Les Miserables, the miniseries), who convinces her to ghost-write for him.
What follows is a series of best-selling semi-autobiographical novels about a bold country girl named Claudine, but despite (or because of) their success, Willy refuses to reveal their true authorship to the world. Colette is the story of an artist’s fight for creative ownership and one woman’s challenge to society’s gender norms and sexual mores.
Monte-Carlo Golden Nymph nominee Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark) and Emmy nominee Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter’s Aunt Petunia) also star.
Colette was nominated for a 2019 Independent Spirit Best Screenplay award and has an 87% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, where the critics consensus says, “A brilliant match for its lead, Colette is a thoroughly entertaining biopic and an overdue testament to Keira Knightley’s underrated gifts.”