Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2010)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic 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.


Movie Info

At the Theatre Des Champs-Elysées, Igor Stravinsky premieres his The Rite Of Spring. Coco Chanel attends the premiere and is mesmerized. But the revolutionary work is too modern, too radical: the enraged audience boos and jeers. A near riot ensues. Stravinsky is inconsolable. Seven years later, now rich, respected and successful, Coco Chanel meets Stravinsky again - a penniless refugee living in exile in Paris after the Russian Revolution. The attraction between them is immediate and electric. … More

Rating: R (for some strong sexuality and nudity)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Chris Greenhalgh, Carlo De Boutiny, Jan Kounen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 28, 2010
Box Office: $1.7M
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Classics - Official Site

Cast


as Igor Stravinsky

as Coco Chanel

as Catherine Stravinsky

as Misia Sert

as Sergei Diaghilev

as Grand Duke Dimitri

as Ernest Beaux

as Boy Capel

as The Doctor

as The Doctor

as Milène Stravinsky

as Théodore Stravinsky

as Ludmilla Stravinsky

as Soulima Stravinsky
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Critic Reviews for Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

All Critics (90) | Top Critics (22)

Beautiful but indulgent.

Full Review… | August 16, 2010
Washington Post
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 5, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

An electrifying opening, a bit of a slog afterwards.

Full Review… | February 1, 2013
Movie Nation

Stravinsky refuses to acknowledge [Chanel] as his artistic equal: 'You are not an artist, you are a shopkeeper' ... After this put-down, the couple's romance fizzles out ...

Full Review… | November 23, 2010
Movie Talk

In the end, "Coco & Igor" doesn't really go anywhere, and it never quite equals the chaotic energy of that opening theater scene. But it's gorgeous to look at, as Kounen melds the heady visuals with Stravinsky's sweeping score.

Full Review… | August 26, 2010
Wisconsin State Journal

This thin slice of so-called history is both so narrow in focus and out of focus that even the most devoted fans are likely to be disappointed.

Full Review… | August 13, 2010
Tulsa World

Audience Reviews for Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

½

A beautifully shot, well-acted film, about two interesting, dynamic characters. This film was gorgeous, and passionate. Unfortunately the stately pace of the film descends at times into long, meaningful looks that are just too artsy for their own good. But it is still worth the time, because its design and performances do carry us through the occasional lulls. Do not expect much in the way of explanation of resolution about other affairs in his life (family, music, etc.). The movie is beautiful, but ends rather abruptly.

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Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

½

It takes a while for movies (especially foreign movies) to make it out here, but this one was worth waiting for. It was gorgeous! And it shed some light on a "collaboration" if that is the right word between these two creative giants. And it also made me realize just how jaded we have become: an affair used to be a marriage deal-breaker, not just business as usual. Worth seeing for the historical significance--I had no idea that Stravinsky's Rite of Spring caused riots in the theatre!--and the sheer beauty of that era. I (almost) wished I were there.

Bathsheba Monk
Bathsheba Monk

Super Reviewer

This is Coco après Chanel, a soulless film that fails virtually in every aspect. Mouglalis is insipid, trying hard to be elegant and chic, and her character mourns the death of her lover but you never see or feel her pain. Mikkelsen is awkward, and the love story lifeless, just like everything else in this disastrous film.

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Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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