Thursday 14 February, 7:00pm, Hull Truck Theatre
Wash Westmoreland | 2018 | UK/USA | Cert 15 | 112 mins
Tickets can be purchased in advance exclusively via HULL TRUCK THEATRE
Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around twenty minutes before the performance starts.
7:00pm: Programme starts
9:10pm: Programme ends
The programme runtime includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases, the film will begin immediately after a short introduction.
Keira Knightley 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 (Dominic 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.
Starring Keira Knightley, Eleanor Tomlinson, Dominic West
Awards and Reviews
Sundance Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Toronto Intl Film Festival Official Selections
“A radiant, riveting Keira Knightley meets every challenge the title role of French novelist Colette throws at her and turns this tale of a pioneering feminist into an exhilarating kick.” – Rolling Stone
“Colette” ranks as one of the great roles for which Keira Knightley will be remembered.” – Variety
COLETTE is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).