Il prossimo film in lingua originale è COLETTE, in programma al Visionario giovedì 6 dicembre ore 21, lunedì 10 ore 20.00, martedì 11 ore 21.10.

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Colette is a 2018 biographical drama film, directed by Wash Westmoreland, from a screenplay by Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer, based on the life of the French novelist Colette. It stars Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Eleanor Tomlinson, and Denise Gough.

After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) leaves her childhood home in rural France for the intellectual and artistic splendour of Paris. Soon after, Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name.  She writes a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine; the novel becomes a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette’s fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression….

Here are some quotes from the film:

Colette: I don’t want to be treated like some little wife at home, I want to be part of things.
Willy: You’ll be part of everything, I promise.

Willy: Willy is a brand. I take all the risk, and there’s still no money! We need more output. You, you could write.
Colette: My school stories?
Willy: Yes. That could be Willy’s next novel.

Willy: Finally we have a success and then you imply that I’m not the true author of it. People love to talk, I understand the mentality here, you don’t.
Colette: I understand it well enough to write a book that’s the toast of Paris.

Willy: People are begging for more.
Colette: I don’t want to write another Claudine.
Willy: Are you out of your mind?

Colette: [to Willy] You found me when I knew nothing. You molded me to your own desires, and you thought that I could never break free. Well you’re wrong.

Colette: The hand that holds the pen writes history.