Keira Knightley shines as the revolutionary French author in this new biopic from director Wash Westmoreland ("Still Alice"). After marrying Willy, a successful Parisian writer (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her rural childhood home to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. As Willy's ghostwriter, Colette pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, which becomes a bestseller and sparks a cultural sensation.
After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris, with their adventures inspiring additional Claudine novels. But their fight over creative ownership drives a wedge between them, and Colette's questioning of society's gender constraints spurs her to revolutionize literature, fashion and sexual expression.
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