Also Known As:Colette: Liberación y deseo | Colette | Colette | Kolete | Colette: liberación y deseo | Colette: Liberación y deseo | Colette | Колетт | Colette | Colette
Colette is a biographical and drama movie directed by Wash Westmoreland, from a screenplay by Westmoreland, Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Richard Glatzer, based upon the life of the French novelist Colette. It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20, 2018. It was released in the United States on September 21, 2018, by Bleecker Street and 30West. The movie premiered in London at the BFI London Film Festival and was released in the United Kingdom on January 11, 2019, by Lionsgate. After marrying successful Parisian writer Henry Gauthier-Villars, known commonly as Willy, Gabrielle Colette 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. Colette, in turn, pens a semiautobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After it’s 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.