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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

 

aka: Coco & Igor
France 2009, 118 minutes
Dir. Jan Kounen
In French, Russian with English subtitles
Rating: [M]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama / Romance, Classical Music

Topics: Biopic, Fashion.

 

Aroview: Fashion icon Coco Chanel and composer Igor Stravinsky share a passionate, illicit love affair in this lavish period romance, which more or less takes up where COCO AVANT CHANEL left off.

The film opens promisingly with a dazzling re-enactment of the famously controversial 1913 premiere of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, and though partly filmed in an actual Chanel manor, is ultimately a biopic of beautiful surfaces which speculates around some rather hazy historical facts. It could be said that Anna Mouglalis is closer match to the real Chanel than the softer temperament and features of Audrey Tautou, but Danish star Mikkelsen as the married Russian composer often seems outside his comfort zone.

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DVD Features

  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • deleted scenes
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

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