Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Colette's Cheri

Colette was one of the first modern female writers I really fell for, and I'm over the moon with excitement for the new film adaptation of her classic novel, Cheri, starring the luminous Michelle Pfeiffer. The story depicts the relationship between an older woman, Lea, and her lover Cheri. I have always had a thing for the younger man/older woman dynamic [think Harold and Maude -- another of my favorites!].



Colette herself was an amazing woman, truly the complete package: a prolific, insightful writer, a fashionable, flamboyant performer, and a passionate lover of men, women, and life in general...


Colette, painted by Jacques Humbert. ca. 1896.


Colette, dramatic in drag.


Colette in a publicity still for Rêve d'Égypte


Colette, in her younger days.


The later years...





Some lush stills from the upcoming film:









If you're local, Cheri will be playing at Circle Cinema in Tulsa...wanna join me??

9 comments:

Maggie said...

Looks wonderful! By the way, I've only got two boys but, believe me, that's enough!!

Fashion Moment said...

This is an wonderful post!

FM~FP

Aurélie Muller said...

i've seen this movie, but i was not enjoyed, i think it's not faithful with the novel i've read.
do you see it?
love

Poke Salad Annie said...

this post is very intriguing! i feel a bit ignorant, but i've never heard of Colette. perhaps i'll pick up a copy on my way home. thanks for the reccomendation!

Pandora said...

Great, I'm so into Colette right now. I've been reading again my favourite novels this week, I think the best is definitely "La Vagabonde".
And I really have to see Cheri, even if I don't like the book that much.

XX

Pomegranate said...

Wow! I didn't know that movie was coming!

Mary-Laure said...

She's my FAVORITE French writer!

ambika said...

After reading Claudine for book club, I was almost more intrigued by the foreward detailing bits of her life than I was by her fiction. & wow, what a life--the biography I got my hands on was dense and full of detail. She really was one of a kind.

~M~ said...

Thanks for this post. You know, we get the info on latest films slightly late in Japan, I'll definitely check this out.