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Colette (15)

17-24 January


This exhilarating dramatisation of the life of groundbreaking French novelist Colette is the exact opposite of the average biopic: it’s fast-moving, funny and thrillingly relevant. Keira Knightley impresses in a wide-ranging role as Colette, who we meet in 1892 as a young wife who “just wants to be part of things”, and by the early 20th Century is a confident, inspired, creative celebrity, completely in control of her own identity. Dominic West is equally good as her self-involved but charming and driven husband Willy, and the film offers a fascinating look at this combustible creative partnership. With a sharp script exploring gender equality, creative freedom and sexual identity, this is one of the first essential films of 2019.

Specially commissioned programme notes are available here.

£6 ticketsTuesday 15 January (20.30)
  • Director Wash Westmoreland
  • Cast Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Denise Gough
  • Certificate 15
  • Running time 1h52m
  • Country UK/USA/Hungary
  • Year of Production 2018
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