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Monday Night Film Series presents, Colette -FR

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Nov 28, 2018

Category: News and Notices

The Monday Night Film Series will present 'Colette' on Monday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall, 102. 

Based on the life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game; Anna Karenina), the film follows Colette through her marriage to Henry Gauthier-Villars

(Dominic West, The Square; Genius), who quickly whisks Colette away from her quiet and humble life in the countryside to live in the bustling and lively Paris.

Henry, better known as “Willy,” is a successful Parisian writer who, while relying on an army of ghostwriters to produce his work, uses his time to engage in other self-indulgent activities — including numerous affairs with other women. He soon enlists his wife as one of his ghostwriters. He initially dismisses her contributions, but soon decides to re-work and publish Colette’s writing under his own name in order to save their family from financial ruin.

Throughout their tumultuous marriage, Colette remains honest, consulting with Willy about her confusion over her newly discovered attraction to other women. While she seeks permission for her explorations, Willy does not offer the same courtesy, consistently betraying Colette’s trust and continuing to exploit her talents in order to publish her wildly successful work as his own. As their marriage begins to deteriorate, Colette finds a place for herself within her writing and begins to explore her creativity through a variety of artistic avenues. Knightley quietly simmers as Colette, a trailblazing figure committed to breaking through stereotypes and conventions.

Rather than shying away from displaying Colette’s desires, director Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice) highlights how her passion for life, art, and human connection paved the way for other women to experience life to the fullest, unafraid of who they really are.

This term, 15 limited release, independent foreign and Canadian films will be shown. Admission is $8/film, but a half-yearly $12 student film society membership reduces admission cost to $5/film. The series is open to all. Memberships are available at Tilley Hall, 102 every Monday night.

For further info, contact NB Film Co-op at 455-1632 or info@nbfilmcoop.com - http://www.nbfilmcoop.com/exhibition/monday-night-film-series

The NB Film Co-op, in partnership with the UNB Faculty of Arts and the Toronto Film Festival, presents the series.

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Contact: Tony Merzetti

Email Address: tmerzett@unb.ca