Keira Knightley is magnificent in the role of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, the French writer who defied the gender conventions of the 19th century to become an outspoken and beloved author – but first she had to fight to be recognised as the originator of her words.

After marrying a successful Parisian writer and publisher who writes under the pen name “Willy” (Dominic West), Colette is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendour of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to become one of his ghost writers, and 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. But things turn ugly when Colette asks Willy for her work to be recognised publicly as hers rather than his. Colette's fight over creative ownership defies gender roles and drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionising literature, fashion and sexual expression.

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

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Genre To Be Advised
Running Time 112
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