Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

2010-11-29 10:12
Coco & Igor
What it's about:

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky is set in 1920's Paris where Coco Chanel has established herself in the world of fashion and Igor Stravinsky, displaced by the Russian Revolution, is living destitute in Pariswith his family and suffering from a disastrous reaction to an early production of his ballet. The pair is introduced and the attraction is immediate - the two embark on a passionate affair, which results in a period of great artistic achievement for both artists.

What the critics thought:

"The whole movie has the immaculate visual gloss of a Chanel advert, which is no bad thing."
Steve Rose, The Guardian

"In the end, Coco & Igor offers little insight into its titular titans of modernism. There's little understanding of their individual aesthetics, let alone how they (hypothetically) informed each other."
- Sam Adams, The AV Club

"The performances are well-modulated to project exactly what the director, Jan Kounen, wants to say about these two people."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work.

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