After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as Willy, 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 defies gender roles and drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.
director: Wash Westmoreland / drama / cast: Keira Knightley, Dominic West / United States of America, United Kingdom 2018, 111 min. / English spoken / Dutch subtitled