Bleecker Street Films has released the first official trailer for Colette starring Keira Knightley which world premiered earlier this year at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Colette which is directed by English filmmaker Wash Westmoreland (The Fluffer, Quinceañera, The Last of Robin Hood, and Still Alice) will be released in select theaters starting September 21st.
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Knightley) is suddenly 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.