Colette (15)



Drama (2019)
112mins UK/US

Starring: Keira Knightley, Fiona Shaw, Eleanor Tomlinson, Dominic West
Director: Wash Westmoreland
Writer(s): Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette marries well-regarded author Henry Gauthier-Villars, who writes under the name Willy. He is under pressure to deliver a new work to enchant the masses but he prefers to devote more time to his affairs than his writing. When he discovers that his spouse has a gift with words, Henry encourages her to document her formative years on the page. He takes the credit for her first book Claudine A L'Ecole, which becomes a literary sensation.

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Colette (15)

Based on a script by director Wash Westmoreland and his late husband Richard Glatzer, Colette lovingly details the true story of the French novelist, who challenged the supposed limitations of her gender in early 20th-century Paris. During the film, one male writer argues that irrefutable facts should never get in the way of a good yarn. "It is the hand that holds the pen that writes history," the author suggests. Westmoreland crafts his pages of feminist history and creative endeavour into a handsomely appointed battle of words between Keira Knightley's dutiful wife turned trailblazer and Dominic West's egotistical and domineering husband...

Colette. Copyright: Lionsgate Films. Caption: Keira Knightley as Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette in Colette, directed by Wash Westmoreland. All Rights Reserved.The balance of power shifts subtly between them over the course of almost two hours, beginning with the discovery of one of his affairs. Colette's spouse has the audacity to claim that he is genetically predisposed to stray from the marital bed. "This is what men do. We are the weaker sex," he professes. That's certainly true through Westmoreland's lens because Colette draws strength from the various women around her to plough her own creative furrow, sometimes against the grain of public opinion. Knightley's moving, studied performance captures the tenacity of a fragile bloom, who grows to love her imperfections and thorns, and uses them wisely to honour the words of her mother: "Trust no one but yourself".

Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Knightley) marries well regarded author Henry Gauthier-Villars (West), who operates under the pen name Willy. He is under intense pressure to deliver a new work but prefers to devote his time to dalliances rather than penmanship or his wife. When Willy discovers Colette's gift with words, he encourages her to document her formative years on the page - with some artistic licence for colour - and takes credit for her first book, Claudine A L'Ecole. The saucy tale of a 15-year-old girl's rites of passage becomes a sensation and Henry encourages Colette to pen further adventures for her heroine, Claudine. Over time, she becomes frustrated that only Willy visibly profits from her ink-stained hours of toil. "I need credit for my work," rages Colette. "Without the progenitor, there would be no Claudine!" forcefully counters Willy. The aggrieved wife refuses to remain silent and speaks out with support from lover, noblewoman Mathilde de Morny (Denise Gough).

Beautifully shot by cinematographer Giles Nuttgens, Colette savours the central character's metamorphosis, culminating in her crowd-pleasing years as a music hall performer, smeared with greasepaint. Knightley and West are delightful sparring partners and Gough brings a slow-burning intensity to her gender fluid paramour, who wears trousers in an era of skirts and politely heaving bosoms. British composer Thomas Ades' orchestrations underscore the hard-fought battle for parity and respect.

- Jo Planter

Colette. Copyright: Lionsgate Films. Caption: Keira Knightley as Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette in Colette, directed by Wash Westmoreland. All Rights Reserved.


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Rest of UK and Irish Cinemas

Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 11th January
To Thursday 17th January

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Aldershot, Cineworld Aldershot
- Altrincham, Everyman Altrincham
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Ashford, Ashford Picturehouse
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Aylesbury, Odeon Aylesbury
- Barnstaple, Central Cinema
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bath, Little Theatre Cinema Picturehouse
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Belfast, Dundonald Omniplex
- Belfast, Queen's Film Theatre
- Beverley, Parkway Cinema
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, The Light Cinema, Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bracknell, Cineworld Bracknell
- Bradford, Picturehouse Bradford At The National Media Museum
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bridgend, Odeon Bridgend
- Brighton, Cineworld Brighton
- Brighton, Duke Of York's Picturehouse
- Brighton, Odeon Brighton
- Bristol, Cineworld Yate
- Bristol, Everyman Bristol
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Cinema De Lux
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Watershed
- Burton-on-Trent, Cineworld Burton Upon Trent
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Bury St Edmunds, Cineworld Bury St Edmunds
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Arts Picturehouse
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Canterbury, Curzon Canterbury
- Cardiff, Chapter
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Everyman Chelmsford
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Cleethorpes, Parkway Cinema
- Clydebank, Empire Clydebank
- Colchester, Curzon Colchester
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Coventry, Showcase Coventry
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Derby, Derby QUAD
- Derby, Showcase Derby Cinema De Lux
- Derby, Showcase Derby Foresters Park
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dover, Cineworld Dover
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, Dublin Rathmines Omniplex
- Dublin, Irish Film Institute
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Savoy
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- Eastbourne, Cineworld Eastbourne
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Cameo Picturehouse
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Wester Hailes
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Epsom, Odeon Epsom
- Exeter, Exeter Picturehouse
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Galashiels, Pavilion
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Everyman Glasgow
- Glasgow, Glasgow Film Theatre
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Harlow, Cineworld Harlow - Queensgate
- Harrogate, Everyman Harrogate
- Harrogate, Odeon Harrogate
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Henley-on-Thames, Regal Picturehouse
- Hereford, Odeon Hereford
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- High Wycombe, Empire High Wycombe
- Huddersfield, Odeon Huddersfield
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Hull, Odeon Hull
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Inverness, Eden Court
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Ipswich, Empire Ipswich
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Kettering, Odeon Kettering
- Knutsford, Curzon Knutsford
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Cineworld Leeds
- Leeds, Everyman Leeds
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Showcase Leicester Cinema De Lux
- Lincoln, Odeon Lincoln
- Liverpool, Cineworld Speke
- Liverpool, Everyman Liverpool
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Liverpool, Picturehouse At FACT
- Liverpool, Showcase Liverpool
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Loughborough, Cineworld Loughborough
- Luton, Cineworld Luton
- Maidenhead, Odeon Maidenhead
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Malton, Ryedale Palace
- Manchester, HOME
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyneside Cinema
- Newport, Cineworld Isle Of Wight
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Northampton, Cineworld Northampton
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Northwich, Odeon Northwich
- Norwich, Cinema City Picturehouse
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Nuneaton, Odeon Nuneaton
- Orpington, Odeon Orpington
- Oxford, Curzon Oxford
- Oxford, Odeon Oxford George Street
- Oxford, Phoenix Picturehouse
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Oxted, Everyman Oxted
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Odeon Port Solent
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Rugby, Cineworld Rugby
- Rye, Kino Rye
- Salisbury, Odeon Salisbury
- Seaham, Cineworld Dalton Park
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Curzon Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, Showroom Workstation
- Sheffield, The Light Cinema, Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Shrewsbury, Cineworld Shrewsbury
- Solihull, Cineworld Solihull
- Southampton, Harbour Lights Picturehouse
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southampton, Showcase Southampton Cinema De Lux
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stafford, Odeon Luxe Stafford
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stockport, The Light Cinema, Stockport
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
- Stoke-on-Trent, Cineworld Stoke-on-Trent
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Stratford-upon-Avon, Everyman Stratford-Upon-Avon
- Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford Picturehouse
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Regent Circus
- Swindon, Empire Swindon Greenbridge
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Taunton, Odeon Taunton
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Totnes, Dartington Arts Centre
- Trowbridge, Odeon Trowbridge
- Truro, Plaza Cinema
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Uckfield, Picturehouse Uckfield
- Wallasey, The Light Cinema, New Brighton
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Weston-super-Mare, Cineworld Weston-Super-Mare
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- Wrexham, Odeon Wrexham
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
- York, City Screen Picturehouse
- York, Everyman York
- York, Vue York
From Friday 18th January
To Thursday 24th January

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Union Square
- Aberdeen, The Belmont Filmhouse
- Aldershot, Cineworld Aldershot
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Ashford, Ashford Picturehouse
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ashton-under-Lyne, Cineworld Ashton-under-Lyne
- Aylesbury, Odeon Aylesbury
- Barnstaple, Central Cinema
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bath, Little Theatre Cinema Picturehouse
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Belfast, Dundonald Omniplex
- Beverley, Parkway Cinema
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Boldon Colliery, Cineworld Boldon Tyne And Wear
- Bolton, Cineworld Bolton
- Bolton, The Light Cinema, Bolton
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bracknell, Cineworld Bracknell
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bradford, Picturehouse Bradford At The National Media Museum
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bridgend, Odeon Bridgend
- Brighton, Cineworld Brighton
- Brighton, Odeon Brighton
- Bristol, Everyman Bristol
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Cinema De Lux
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Watershed
- Broadstairs, Palace Cinema
- Burton-on-Trent, Cineworld Burton Upon Trent
- Burton-on-Trent, Red Carpet Cinema & Cafe Bar
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Arts Picturehouse
- Cambridge, The Light Cinema, Cambridge
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Canterbury, Curzon Canterbury
- Canvey Island, Movie Starr Cineplex
- Cardiff, Chapter
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Carlow, IMC Carlow
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Everyman Chelmsford
- Chelmsford, Odeon Chelmsford
- Cheltenham, Cineworld Cheltenham
- Chester, Cineworld Broughton
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Chichester, Cineworld Chichester
- Cleethorpes, Parkway Cinema
- Clydebank, Empire Clydebank
- Colchester, Odeon Colchester
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Coventry, Showcase Coventry
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Cromer, Regal Movieplex
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Derby, Derby QUAD
- Derby, Showcase Derby Cinema De Lux
- Derby, Showcase Derby Foresters Park
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, Dublin Rathmines Omniplex
- Dublin, Irish Film Institute
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Savoy
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundee, DCA: Dundee Contemporary Arts
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- Eastbourne, Curzon Eastbourne
- East Didsbury, Cineworld Didsbury
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Cameo Picturehouse
- Edinburgh, Cineworld Edinburgh
- Edinburgh, Odeon Edinburgh Wester Hailes
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Epsom, Odeon Epsom
- Exeter, Exeter Picturehouse
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Galashiels, Pavilion
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Glasgow Film Theatre
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Gloucester, Cineworld Gloucester Quays
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Halifax, Square Chapel Arts Centre
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Harlow, Cineworld Harlow - Queensgate
- Harrogate, Odeon Harrogate
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Henley-on-Thames, Regal Picturehouse
- Hereford, Odeon Hereford
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- High Wycombe, Empire High Wycombe
- Huddersfield, Odeon Huddersfield
- Hull, Cineworld Hull
- Hull, Odeon Hull
- Huntingdon, Cineworld Huntingdon
- Inverness, Eden Court
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Ipswich, Empire Ipswich
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Kettering, Odeon Kettering
- Knutsford, Curzon Knutsford
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Cineworld Leeds
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Phoenix
- Leicester, Showcase Leicester Cinema De Lux
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Lincoln, Odeon Lincoln
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Cineworld Speke
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Liverpool, Showcase Liverpool
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Malvern, Malvern Theatres
- Manchester, HOME
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyneside Cinema
- Newport, Cineworld Isle Of Wight
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newtownards, IMC Newtownards
- Northampton, Cineworld Northampton
- Northampton, Northampton Filmhouse
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Northwich, Odeon Northwich
- Norwich, Cinema City Picturehouse
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Nottingham, Broadway Cinema
- Nottingham, Cineworld Nottingham
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Nuneaton, Odeon Nuneaton
- Omagh, IMC Omagh
- Orpington, Odeon Orpington
- Oxford, Curzon Oxford
- Oxford, Odeon Oxford Magdalen Street
- Oxford, Phoenix Picturehouse
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Oxted, Everyman Oxted
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Penzance, Newlyn Filmhouse
- Penzance, Savoy
- Perth, Perth Playhouse
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redruth, Regal Film Centre
- Rochester, Cineworld Rochester
- Rugby, Cineworld Rugby
- Salisbury, Odeon Salisbury
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Curzon Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, Showroom Workstation
- Sheffield, The Light Cinema, Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Solihull, Cineworld Solihull
- Southampton, Harbour Lights Picturehouse
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southampton, Showcase Southampton Cinema De Lux
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stafford, Odeon Luxe Stafford
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stockport, The Light Cinema, Stockport
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
- Stratford-upon-Avon, Everyman Stratford-Upon-Avon
- Stratford-upon-Avon, Stratford Picturehouse
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Swindon, Cineworld Swindon Regent Circus
- Swindon, Empire Swindon Greenbridge
- Tamworth, Odeon Tamworth
- Taunton, Odeon Taunton
- Telford, Cineworld Telford
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Trowbridge, Odeon Trowbridge
- Truro, Plaza Cinema
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Uckfield, Picturehouse Uckfield
- Wallasey, The Light Cinema, New Brighton
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wetherby, Wetherby Film Theatre
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- Workington, Plaza Cinema
- Wrexham, Odeon Wrexham
- Yeovil, Cineworld Yeovil
- York, City Screen Picturehouse
- York, Vue York


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