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Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.
Colette was born of the interest of Richard Glatzer, partner and companion of the director, to the French author. In 1999, he began to read books about her and came up with the idea of making it the subject of a film. While Wash Westmoreland and Glatzer were in the spotlight thanks to Julianne Moore's Oscar for Still Alice, they decided to finally tackle Colette. Unfortunately, Glatzer was hospitalized and could only communicate through an iPad application to convert text to sound using a toe. He dies shortly after.
My name is Gabrielle Colette and the hand that holds the pen writes history.
At the start of the film the Wisteria is in bloom suggesting that it is late spring, however Colette's mother asks her to pick some Blackberries, which would not be ripe for picking until late summer/early autumn.
There is a dedication to Richard Glatzer, who co-wrote the film's screenplay with Wash Westmoreland, shortly before the closing credits: "For Richard".
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