About the Film
After marrying a successful Parisian writer, Colette is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris at the end of the 19th Century. Her husband convinces here to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. They become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional successful Claudine novels. Colette’s fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.
“Smart, conscientious and absorbing…” – San Francisco Chronicle