Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky Reviews
"Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky" is an intriguing, handsomely produced and great looking bit of speculation centered around the collision of like-minded and obsessed individuals who would both change the world.(You have to figure Stravinsky is on the right track with the extremely mixed reaction he gets.) While I do applaud any movie that leaves things unsaid, it is more than a little disappointing how little passion is on display. Otherwise, I do not have much problem with the deliberate pace, even though the opening dance scene probably goes on too long. A couple of cinematic flourishes help offset that.
Anna Mouglalis performance is much colder than Audrey Tautou?s version in Coco Before Chanel. In the latter, we sympathize with Coco and have a much deeper understanding of her. In Coco & Igor, we feel frustrated with the character of Coco Chanel. We never truly understand her and at moments we may not even like her. This movie probably is the more common portrayal of Coco Chanel.
I highly recommend you see both Coco Before Chanel, along With Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky. They are not actually related films, but they compliment each other perfectly.