Tuesday 04 December 2018
Directed by Wash Westmoreland
Opening Gala - Preview Screening - In Competition
In Belle Époque France, Colette’s (Keira Knightley) 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.
Director: Wash Westmoreland
Writers: Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Producers: Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley, Pamela Koffler, Christine Vachon, Michel Litvak, Gary Michael Walters
Cast: Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Denise Gough, Fiona Shaw, Eleanor Tomlinson, Aiysha Hart
Length: 112 minutes
About the Director
Wash Westmoreland’s movie Quinceañera, co-written and co-directed with his late husband, Richard Glatzer, won the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Their 2014 film, Still Alice, won the Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, and Academy Award for best actress. Originally from Leeds, England, Westmoreland earned his degree in politics at Newcastle University. He currently resides in Los Angeles.