Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Rebecca Lenkiewicz is an acclaimed playwright whose work has been performed all over the world. She was the first living female playwright to have an original play – the celebrated Her Naked Skin, which explored the suffragette movement – performed on the National Theatre’s Olivier stage. Rebecca also writes for film and television. She co-wrote with director Pawel Pawlikowski the film Ida, which won the Oscar in 2016 for Best Foreign Language Film, and the BAFTA and the Independent Spirit awards for the same category. She co-wrote with director Sebastian Lelio the acclaimed film Disobedience, starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, which came out this past spring, and her latest film, Colette, is released by Bleecker Street on September 21. Rebecca co-wrote Colette, which stars Keira Knightley, Dominic West and Denise Gough, with director Wash Westmoreland and the late Richard Glatzer.


How a Childhood of Books Made Me Fall in Love With Colette

By Rebecca Lenkiewicz | September 21, 2018

How a Childhood of Books Made Me Fall in Love With Colette

Colette's screenwriter traces the roots of her affection for the iconic French writer to a past defined by poetry and unreturned library books.