Colette is certainly not Kiera Knightley’s first period piece. From her most prominent role as Elizabeth Bennet to her work in Oscar nominated films like the Imitation Game, she has never been a stranger to the past. In Colette, she, once again travels back, this time to portray the life of a woman who did a little bit of everything. Colette was a French novelist who won the Nobel Prize in Literature for her novella, Gigi. But she was not always recognized for her work. Before she became an independent author, she was a ghost writer for her husband. The film centers on her struggle to break out of societal expectations of women, especially the expectations of women as writers and artists. Although it is set in the past, it is also a story relevant to the present. Women are still struggling to be heard. I am glad that Colette’s story is finally being told. Colette is currently showing at the State Theater. Tickets can be bought online or at the box office ($8 with a student ID).