WIN: Tickets to see Knightly star as suppressed writer in biopic

PUBLISHED: 16:00 18 January 2019

Colette will be shown at the Curzon cinema.

Colette will be shown at the Curzon cinema.


The story about a female writer and her struggles to get recognition is told at a Clevedon cinema.

Colette follows the story of a woman whose inner voice as a writer has long been denied at the dawn of the 20th century.

She is willing to take extraordinary measures to promote the emergence of her voice as a new writer.

Keira Knightly, made famous in films such as The Duchess and Pirates Of The Caribbean, plays Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette in the biopic.

The young woman from a country village marries a charismatic and dominant Parisian, the eldest of 14 children, known only as Willy (Dominic West).

Under his auspices, she is initiated into the bohemian life-style of Paris where her creative appetites are triggered.

Ready to capitalise on her talent, Willy convinces his wife to write novels, which he suggests should be released under his name as the purported author.

The phenomenal success of the series of novels, titled Claudine, turn Willy into a well-known writer and the couple become celebrities.

Over time, the lack of recognition for her work frustrates Colette and she makes the acquaintance of someone who encourages her to free herself.

The showing at the Curzon will feature a live question and answer session with one of the shows producers.

The Times has teamed up with the Curzon, in Old Street, to offer one lucky reader a pair of tickets to see the show.

To enter the competition, simply answer the question below before the deadline of January 21 at 10am.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

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