Corrie Film Club

Colette (2018, Wash Westmoreland, Cert. 15) will be the next film showing at Corrie Film club.

Corrie Film Club’s July offering is a fascinating film by Wash Westmoreland. Set in the tantalising world of Belle Epoque Paris this is the story of how talented young author and country mouse Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (played with wand-like grace by Keira Knightley) submits in 1893 to marriage and commercial exploitation by an older man from the big city.

After moving to Paris, Colette agrees to ghostwrite a semi-autobiographical novel for her husband, the mediocre critic-slash-publisher Henri Gauthier-Villars, pen-named “Willy” (Dominic West), who shamelessly uses her writing, claiming it is his own. The success of the novels makes Willy famous and elevates the couple to celebrity status.

The lack of recognition soon inspires Colette to fight for creative ownership and overcome the societal constraints of the early 20th century and the marriage begins to deteriorate fuelled by Willy’s infidelities.

See this lavish and revelatory film at Corrie and Sannox Village hall on Sunday 10th July at 7.30.  All welcome.