Keira Knightley is Colette.
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- Keira Knightley
As you might hope, Colette is the extremely engaging story of a woman living in the ironically named "modern age" who reclaims her intellectual property, not to mention her voice. But this new film directed and co-written by Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice) pushes her story even further, with a fully-realized, R-rated treatise that one can only presume the real Colette would have approved of.
After debuting earlier this year at Sundance and scoring a prime slot at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it will be showcased on Tuesday, Sept. 11, Colette has already attracted some of the best critic's notices of the year. Variety wrote, "Colette ranks as one of the great roles for which Keira Knightley will be remembered," and Whim.com wrote, "Colette is the feminist biopic we need." I couldn't agree more. Look for it coming to North American theaters this fall.