Hanway Films






Wash Westmoreland

Screenplay by
Wash Westmoreland
Richard Glatzer
Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Keira Knightley
Dominic West
Fiona Shaw
Robert Pugh
Denise Gough
Dickie Beau
Ray Panthaki
Shannon Tarbet
Rebecca Root
Arabella Weir

Pamela Koffler
Elizabeth Karlsen
Stephen Woolley
Christine Vachon
Michel Litvak
Gary Michael Walters


Keira Knightly leads this timely film about the struggles of the avant-garde French novelist, COLETTE; a story that resonates in the era of female empowerment.

Colette’s marriage to Henry ‘Willy’ Gauthier-Villars (West) thrusts her from a simple country life into the raucous creative demi-monde of Paris. Swiftly developing her talent as a writer, Colette’s first novels are published under Willy’s name. An author in his own right, Willy mentors Colette and later betrays her as her stories gain them fame and notoriety.

Whip-smart, precocious and unapologetic, not only is Colette a talented author, actor and journalist, but also a trailblazer, fighting for the survival of her voice and identity in a male-dominated world, who shines a light for future generations of female artists.