Battles over artistic ownership have made compelling movies for years. Amy Adams made a push for Oscar glory with the release of “Big Eyes” a few years ago. “The Social Network” followed these feuds into the tech world. Now, Oscar-nominee Keira Knightly is looking to make noise with the release of her new film, “Colette” from Bleeker Street.
Today, Bleecker Street released a new poster and trailer for the film. Knightly appears in the title role as a woman seeking credit for her work. Her husband, played by Dominic West, refuses to give her the credit she deserves. The trailer is below:
The film’s synopsis is as follows:
After marrying a successful Parisian writer 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 witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking 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.
Knightley has been knocking on Oscars door for years. Her last nomination came in 2014’s “The Imitation Game,” where she played Alan Turing’s wife’s. She’s also received a nomination for “Pride and Prejudice.” She seems like an eventual winner, but has not quite reached that goal. Maybe “Colette” gets her closer to that goal.
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