Stephen Woolley & Elizabeth Karlsen To Receive BAFTA For Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema

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Carol and Colette producers Elizabeth Karlsen and Stephen Woolley, co-founders of Number 9 Films, are to receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the 72nd BAFTAs on Sunday 10 February in London. Previous recipients of the prestig…

In ‘Colette’, Keira Knightley Finds The “Utterly Inspiring” Female Character She’s Been Looking For

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After earning two Oscar nominations for period work—in Pride & Prejudice and The Imitation Game—Keira Knightley dons a corset once more for Colette, directed by Wash Westmoreland and written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Westmoreland, and his …

‘Colette’s 17-Year Journey To The Screen Isn’t Too Late – The Contenders London

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Filmmaker Wash Westmoreland first wrote Colette, the story of Nobel Prize-winning French novelist Sidone-Gabrielle Colette, back in 2001. The script went through 15 drafts, and three title changes: Colette and Willy, All She Wrote, and The Real Claudin…

‘Colette’ and ‘The Sisters Brothers’ Reignite Indie Box Office

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The indie box office has shaken off the usual Toronto/Venice festival doldrums, with business picking back up thanks to Bleecker Street’s “Colette” and Annapurna’s “The Sisters Brothers.”

“Colette” scored the highest per screen average since the limited release of “Searching” last month, earning $156,788 from the traditional four-screen L.A./N.Y. launch for a PSA of $39,197. Debuting at Sundance, “Colette” stars Keira Knightley as Gabrielle Colette, the famed French novelist behind “Gigi” who struggled to earn credit for her work because of her domineering husband.

Directed by Wash Westmoreland, the film has a 92 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

“The Sisters Brothers” stars Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly as the infamous 19th century assassins Eli and Charlie Sisters, who are sent to hunt down a chemist with a plan to strike it rich during the California Gold Rush.

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Also released on four screens, the Jacques Audiard-directed Western grossed $122,028 for a per screen average of $30,507. After a bumpy start, Annapurna’s distribution wing is now off to a stronger second year, with the solid opening for “Sisters Brothers” coming off of the $17.3 million box office run for “Sorry to Bother You.” The studio will look for even bigger success this winter with the likely Oscar contender “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Barry Jenkins’ follow-up to the Best Picture winner “Moonlight.”

Among holdovers, Roadside Attractions and Saban Films expanded the Kristen Stewart/Chloe Sevigny drama “Lizzie” to 240 screens, grossing $256,510 to bring it to a 10-day total of $325,239. The Pantelion/Lionsgate Mexican import “Ya Veremos” crossed the $4 million mark in its fourth weekend, grossing $136,000 from 114 screens. Finally, as Oscar buzz begins to bubble around Glenn Close, Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Wife” is nearing the $5 million mark after grossing $975,000 from 468 screens in its sixth weekend.

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Keira Knightley’s ‘Colette’ Robust in Start; ‘The Sisters Brothers’ Solid; ‘Ya Veremos’ Crosses $4M – Specialty Box Office

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The marketplace can handle multiple robust openings on the specialty side. Bleecker Street’s Sundance debut Colette starring Keira Knightley, Dominic West and Denise Gough is estimated to have topped out the weekend with a $156,788 gross in four locati…

Keira Knightley And Wash Westmoreland On ‘Colette’: “She’s A Singular Being” – Toronto Studio

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Stopping off at TIFF before its October visit to the London Film Festival, Wash Westmoreland’s Sundance hit Colette gave audiences a history lesson with the story of novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, also known as “the Venus of the Belle Époque”. As …

‘Colette’ Trailer: Keira Knightley Fights For Ownership Of Her Writing As Feminist French Writer In Sundance Film

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“The hand that holds the pen writes history,” echoes throughout the first trailer for Colette starring Keira Knightley and Dominic West.
In the Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice), Knightley looks right at home in gorgeous period dresses and ha…

Keira Knightley Flirts With Both Sexes in First ‘Colette’ Trailer (Video)

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Keira Knightley challenges the patriarchy and flirts up a storm — with both sexes — in the first trailer for Wash Westmoreland’s indie biopic “Colette” about the early-20th-century French novelist best known in the U.S. for the novella “Gigi.”

Knightley could be gunning for her third Oscar nomination for the showy role as Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, who is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris when she marries a successful writer known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West).

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.

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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.

The cast also includes Eleanor Tomlinson, Elaine Gough and Fiona Shaw.

In addition to directing, Westmoreland wrote the script with Richard Glatzer and Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Bleecker Street is planning a September 21 release.

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Bleecker Street Announces Release Dates, Including ‘Colette,’ ‘Papillon,’ ‘On Chesil Beach’

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Bleecker Street has announced 2018 release dates for several of its upcoming films, including “On Chesil Beach,” “Colette,” and “Papillon.” “Colette,” which had its premiere at Sundance Film Festival, bows on Sept. 21. The film, starring Keira Knightley and Dominic West, follows a woman ghostwriting successful novels for her husband while he takes credit for […]

Bleecker Street Dates Its Big Sundance Buy ‘Colette’, ‘Papillon’ & More

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Bleecker Street said today that its Keira Knightley-starring Colette, which it acquired with 30WEST at the Sundance Film Festival last month in a big mid-seven-figure U.S. rights deal, will hit screens in limited release September 21. It is one of several 2018 release dates shifted and set by the indie distributor.
Also getting a date is another Sundance pickup, Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace, which will bow limited June 29. Papillon, the redo of the 1973 prison escape…