1983. Colette arrives from the countryside as a young bride to Willy—an older, notorious literary entrepreneur—and she is immediately swept into flamboyant, libertine society. At Willy’s prompt, she takes pen to paper and invents the loosely autobiographical Claudine novels, which take Paris by storm. The character Claudine becomes a veritable pop-culture icon, but Colette does not, since Willy takes authorial credit. To reclaim her literary voice, Colette must set out for new transgressive adventures, sans Willy.
Wash Westmoreland was born in Leeds. His films include the documentary Gay Republicans, and the feature Quinceañera, as well as The Fluffer, The Last of Robin Hood, and Still Alice, which all played at the Festival. Colette is his most recent film.
Colette (film de Gala)