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february 2019

16feb7:30 pmFilm at the Electric Palace: Colette (15)Knightley gives one of her best performances as a girl with spirit and talent who becomes a woman with ferocity and a voice

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A radiant Keira Knightley (Atonement, Anna Karenina) gives a career-best performance in this exhilarating, entertaining and timely film about the life of groundbreaking French novelist Colette, best known for Gigi.

Directed by Wash Westmoreland (co-director of Still Alice) and produced by Christine Vachon (producer of Todd Haynes’ Carol), the film premiered at Sundance 2018 to rave reviews highlighting its relevance in the #MeToo era of female empowerment.

In Belle Époque France, Colette’s marriage to Henry ‘Willy’ Gauthier-Villars (Dominic West) thrusts her from a simple country life in Burgundy to the raucous creative demi-monde of Paris.

Swiftly developing her literary talents, Colette’s first novels are nonetheless published under her Svengali-like husband’s name. Willy, an author in his own right, basks in the glory bestowed upon the wildly popular ‘Claudine’ stories, actually penned by his wife.

Theirs is a complex marriage, depicted with intelligence and subtlety, as are Colette’s relationships with women – including American-in-Paris Georgie Raoul-Duval (Eleanor Tomlinson) and cross-dressing noblewoman Mathilde de Morny, or Missy (Denise Gough), with whom Colette shared Paris’ first documented same-sex kiss on stage.

Whip-smart, precocious and unapologetic, not only is Colette shown to be uniquely a talented (later Nobel Prize -nominated) author, actor and journalist, but also a feminist trailblazer, fighting for the survival of her voice in a male-dominated world and shining a light for future generations of female artists.

Date: Saturday 16 February 2019

Time: Starts 7:30pm

Ticket Price: £5.00

Tickets available from Bridport Tourist Information Centre, Bridport Town Hall, South Street DT6 3LF. Tel: 01308 424901

www.electricpalace.org.uk

Time

(Saturday) 7:30 pm

Location

The Electric Palace

35 South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NY

Organizer

Box Office01308 424901 Bridport Tourist Information, South Street, Bridport, DT6 3LF

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