Keira Knightley excels in a portrait of the great French writer at the point in her life when she chose to control her own career and public persona.
‘Colette’ charts the journey of a young woman, from her first romantic encounters with the man who would become her husband, the literary pariah who pronounced himself the author of her work for his own financial gain, to her emergence in Paris society and vital role as a feminist icon. Knightley has rarely been better, capturing the wit and complexity of Colette, while Denise Gough and Dominic West offer fine
support as her lover and rakish husband.
★★★★ "A highly enjoyable and bracing piece of work" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★ "Anchoring it all is Keira Knightley’s fiery performance as the restless, joyful, exasperated and sometimes exasperating Colette." - Helen O'Hara, Empire