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Sunday Cinema - Colette

December 9 4:30 to 6:25 pm

Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as "Willy", Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette 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.

88% Rotten Tomatoes

"Visually delightful, deliciously funny and delectably bawdy, Colette earns Keira Knightley official status as queen of the period film." - Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Dir: Wash Westmoreland / Cast: Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Fiona Shaw / Runtime: 111 mins / Country: UK/USA  / Language: English / Rating: PG   Biography/Drama/History

 

 

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Town: Trail, BC
Venue: The Royal Theatre
Address: 1597 Bay Ave., Trail