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Morpeth Cinema – Colette (2018, cert 15)
June 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Cinema screening – tickets £6 from GMDT, Chantry TIC, Town Hall or online – and on the door if not sold out. Tickets available online through Ticketsource
2018, cert 15, running time: 1 hour 52 mins
Director: Wash Westmoreland
Screenplay: Richard Glitzer & Wash Westmoreland
Starring: Kiera Knightly, Fiona Shaw, Dominic West
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
After marrying successful Parisian writer Henry Gauthier-Villars, known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), 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. Colette, in turn, pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After it’s 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.