Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
  • R
  • 1h 59m
  • 2010
Rotten53%
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The brief love affair between two 20th century icons is dramatized in this period drama from director Jan Kounen. Igor Stravinsky (Mads Mikkelsen) was one of Europe's most promising new composers when in 1913 he premiered his ballet Le Sacre du Printemps (aka The Rite of Spring); the piece proved to be wildly controversial, and the audience at the Paris debut was vocal in their disgust, ruining Stravinsky's reputation for years. One patron who did like the performance was Coco Chanel (Anna Mouglalis), who was already among Europe's most celebrated fashion designers. Seven years later, Chanel encounters Stravinsky at a party, and learns that the composer is penniless and without a place to live. Chanel befriends him, and allows him to move into her summer home in the country along with his wife, Catherine (Elena Morozova), and their four children. Chanel is nursing a broken heart after the recent death of her boyfriend, and what began as an act of compassion for a fellow artist turns into an affair of the heart as Chanel and Stravinsky become lovers, much to the chagrin of the sickly Catherine.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten53%
Critics Consensus: It's well-acted and beautifully filmed, but Jan Kounen's dramatization of the affair between his famous subjects is curiously short on passion.
Reviews
Washington Post
Dan Kois
Rotten

Beautiful but indulgent.

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Steve Rose
Fresh

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

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Matt Bochenski
Fresh

It's a tragic and sophisticated love story.

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Cath Clarke
Fresh

Anna Mouglalis makes for an icier Coco than Audrey Tautou, hardened by the death in 1919 of Boy Ca...

June 22, 2017
Detroit News
Tom Long
Rotten

Too much of the time, the film seems intoxicated by its own sense of importance.

June 22, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:July 23, 2010
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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