Colette came to the 2018 London Film Festival this evening and we joined the stars walking the red carpet. The biopic from Still Alice director Wash Westmoreland is based upon the life of the French novelist Gabrielle Colette and has a stirring performance from the cast including a career-defining performance from Keira Knightley.
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The actress talked about how current the film seemed to her, being a story of a woman stepping out of a man’s shadow. The gender politics and sexual politics that are such a part of today’s world. The cast talked about their on set chemistry and how their characters didn’t play by society’s rules, and how that has echoes in the LGBTQ community and with the #MeToo and #TImesUp movements.
The film stars Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Eleanor Tomlinson, Fiona Shaw, Aiysha Hart, Denise Gough as Mathilde de Morny, Robert Pugh, Rebecca Root and Julian Wadham.
Colin Hart and Scott Davis were our fearless red carpeteers this evening, here’s how they got on.
Colette London Film Festival Premiere Interviews
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-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. 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. Directed by Wash Westmoreland and written by Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
Colette is released on the 25th of January, 2019 in the UK.