Keswick Film Club - Colette

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Sunday 24th February 5:00 PM


Director: Wash Westmoreland Country: UK
Cert: 15 Year: 2018 Length: 111 mins

Programme Notes

Cinema Handout (PDF 111KB)

Audience Reaction

Score: 85.77% Attendance: 163




"Some nibble on life's bounty; the French writer Colette gorged" - Manohla Dargis, New York Times. Our film is Wash Westmoreland's take on Colette's early life; she meets Willy, author of many (often-ghost) novels, marries him and becomes his most successful ghost-writer, before branching out on her own. Meantime, as Dargis continues, she is "loosening the bonds of their conjugal life one affair at a time"...


open_quote The chemistry is palpable between [Keira] Knightley and [Dominic] West, whether they are in love or estranged, and Knightley gives one of her best performances as a girl with spirit and talent who becomes a woman with ferocity and a voice close_quote Nell Minow,



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