Deaf Conversations About Cinema: Colette

Deaf Conversations About Cinema: Colette


Please note: This event took place in Jan 2019

A radiant Keira Knightley (Atonement, Anna Karenina) gives a career-best performance in this exhilarating, entertaining and timely film about the life of groundbreaking French novelist Colette, best known for Gigi.

The 17:50 screening on Mon 14 Jan will include Descriptive Subtitles and will include a short introduction from Mark Cosgrove, Watershed's Cinema Curator, with simultaneous BSL (British Sign Language) interpretation. Following the screening please join Mark for a post-show discussion with other audience members. The post show discussion will take place in the Café/Bar and will feature simultaneous BSL (British Sign Language) interpretation.

Forget what you know about costume dramas – Keira Knightley stars as the gender-bending, boundary-pushing, fearless French writer Colette in this wild and passionate biopic. Knightley and West are electric as Colette and Willy, and the playful script and ground-breaking cast (several cis-gender characters are played by transgender actors, all too rare for a period film – or any film for that matter) makes this much more than your traditional period drama – it’s a fierce tale of a woman’s lust for life, and much like Colette herself, doesn’t shy away from breaking the rules.

From 19:45 please join us for Deaf Conversations About Cinema, an informal discussion about the themes of the film in the Café/Bar featuring simultaneous BSL interpretation (Deaf and hearing audience members are both most welcome). You’ll receive 10% off drinks with your cinema ticket – so grab a glass and let us know your thoughts about Colette.