Lionsgate Announce January 11 Release Date for COLETTE Ahead of Premiere at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival TONIGHT
Lionsgate have confirmed 11 January 2019 as the nationwide cinema release date for COLETTE. Directed by Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice) and written by Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, the film stars Keira Knightley and Dominic West.
COLETTE’s stellar supporting cast includesDenise Gough, Fiona Shaw, Robert Pugh, Eleanor Tomlinson, Julian Wadham and Ray Panthaki.
After marrying a successful Parisian man of letters known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel, about a brazen country girl named Claudine that becomes a bestseller and a cultural sensation. Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris, and their adventures go on toinspire additional Claudine novels. Colette’s subsequent fight over the creative ownership of these books defies gender roles and drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.
COLETTE will receive its UK premiere this Thursday 11 October as the BFI Patrons Gala at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival with the cast and filmmakers in attendance. This gala is followed on Friday 12 October by a BFI Screen Talk with Keira Knightley. The film’s World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year was received to critical acclaim, and it also screened at the recent Toronto International Film Festival.
COLETTE is produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley of Number 9 Films, Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon of Killer Films, and Michel Litvak and Gary Michael Walters of Bold Films.
Running time: 1 hour 51 minutes
COLETTE WILL OPEN AT CINEMAS NATIONWIDE ON 11 JANUARY 2019