Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY explores the consuming relationship between the fashion icon and the radical composer. Continuing the story from 2009's Coco Before Chanel, Coco Chanel meets Igor Stravinsky for the first time at the premiere of his revolutionary work The Rite of Spring. The modern piece enrages the audience at the Champs-Élysées and a near riot ensues, leaving Stravinsky inconsolable.--©Official Site 2.6 out of 5 based on 15 reviews
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

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Certificate
Genre Foreign, Drama
Director Jan Kounen
Cast Anna Mouglalis, Yelena Morozova, Erick Desmarestz Mads Mikkelsen
Studio Soda Picture
Release Date August 2010
Running Time 120 mins
 

COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY explores the consuming relationship between the fashion icon and the radical composer. Continuing the story from 2009's Coco Before Chanel, Coco Chanel meets Igor Stravinsky for the first time at the premiere of his revolutionary work The Rite of Spring. The modern piece enrages the audience at the Champs-Élysées and a near riot ensues, leaving Stravinsky inconsolable.--©Official Site

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Reviews

The Los Angeles Times

Michael Ordoña

Here, the smoke-voiced and striking Anna Mouglalis projects intelligence and unassailable self-confidence, giving a clue to why both films are so engaging: Chanel is a prototypical independent, modern woman. Danish star Mads Mikkelsen is formidable.

11/06/2010

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The New York Times

Stephen Holden

The rest of the film is cool, elegant and sexy, with scrupulously detailed Art Deco design and shadowy lighting that lends many of the scenes a painterly depth. But the film — adapted from Chris Greenhalgh’s novel, with a screenplay written by the author with the director and Carlo de Boutiny — never regains that initial blast of energy and the final scenes wobble toward a wishy-washy ending.

11/06/2010

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Empire Magazine

Patrick Peters

Impeccably staged, but stiffly played, this is an elegant, if airless account of the designer’s tempestuous dalliance with the composer.

08/08/2010

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The Guardian

Steve Rose

...proceedings are conducted with cool reticence, both to convey the sheer modernity of the affair, and to avoid straying too much from the official biographies...

05/08/2010

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

This Coco is more austere and ruthless than Tautou's gamine waif, and the film itself is a more considered, textured portrait.

06/08/2010

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The Daily Telegraph

Sukhdev Sandhu

The real problem Kounen is unable to solve is how to give flesh to such a thin and in many ways conjectural relationship. A few jarring sex scenes can’t add sufficient life to this stately but often inert drama between a wet fish of a composer and a designer who you spend much of the film’s two-hour duration hoping will get ash on one of her outfits.

05/08/2010

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Time Out

Cath Clarke

Intelligent and chic...

04/08/2010

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Total Film

Neil Smith

One more film – maybe Coco’s Nazi liaisons? – and we’ll have a boxset.

02/08/2010

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Variety

Jordan Mintzer

On a dramatic level, Dutch-born helmer Jan Kounen’s hyper-stylized, emotionally vacuous film is like a pair of designer pants that look great but don’t fit, or a rare vinyl recording that keeps skipping at the best parts.

23/05/2010

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The Observer

Philip French

This is a beautiful, intelligent, shallow film, like a pane of plate glass that at first glance looks like a deep lake.

08/08/2020

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The Independent on Sunday

Nicholas Barber

The paramours' sangfroid is all very classy, but as the affair continues, we're none the wiser as to what's in it for them beyond the obvious. Did it change them as people? Did it affect their respective creations? ... The stylish but standoffish film version isn't much more than 90-year-old celebrity gossip.

08/08/2010

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The Times

Wendy Ide

...stylish but empty...

06/08/2010

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The Sunday Times

Edward Porter

It might all have been more interesting to watch if the lovers’ passion had lit up the screen, but neither of the stars, Anna Mouglalis and Mads Mikkelsen, musters much of a spark.

08/08/2010

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The Financial Times

Nigel Andrews

...unbelievable tosh...

04/08/2010

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The Daily Mail

Chris Tookey

...two gruelling hours in the company of two colossal bores groping each other...

06/08/2010

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