Colette (2018)

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor 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 and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.

Genres: Biography | Drama | History

Country: UK | USA

Language: English

Release Date: 25 January 2019 (UK)

Filming Locations: Budapest, Hungary

Director: Wash Westmoreland

Writers: Richard Glatzer (screenplay by), Wash Westmoreland


Keira Knightley Keira Knightley Colette
Eleanor Tomlinson Eleanor Tomlinson Georgie Raoul-Duval
Dominic West Dominic West Willy
Fiona Shaw Fiona Shaw Sido
Robert Pugh Robert Pugh Jules
Aiysha Hart Aiysha Hart Polaire
Denise Gough Denise Gough Missy
Ray Panthaki Ray Panthaki Veber
Rebecca Root Rebecca Root Rachilde
Shannon Tarbet Shannon Tarbet Meg
Caroline Boulton Caroline Boulton Flossy
Attila C. Arpa Attila C. Arpa Heckler (as Attila Árpa)
Masayoshi Haneda Masayoshi Haneda Baptiste
Arabella Weir Arabella Weir Mme De Caillavet
Karl Farrer Karl Farrer Hero Polka Dancer

Review Scores

  • IMDb Rating - 6
  • Metacritics - 8
  • Rotten Tomatoes - 9
  • Audience Score - 9