After marrying a successful Parisian writer commonly known as "Willy" (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendour 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 best-seller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette & Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership defies traditional gender roles and drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionising literature, fashion and sexual expression.

Rated: PG

1hr 51mins