Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

(France, 2009, 117 minutes)

In 1920, renowned fashion designer Coco Chanel becomes a patron to composer Igor Stravinsky by setting him up to work and live at her suburban mansion with his family, but a love affair soon follows. Glossy but hollow melodrama that titillates with a lot of softcore sex scenes but never really explains why or how the two titular characters ever got in love with each other; however, the opening 30 minutes, recreating the 1913 Paris premiere of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, are a truly stunning piece of filmmaking.

A Wild Bunch release. Claudie Ossard and Chris Bolzli present a Eurowide Film Production production, in association with Filmazure; with the participation of Canal Plus and TPS Star; with the participation of Wild Bunch; with the support of Région-Île-de-France, in partnership with Centre National de la Cinématographie; in association with Cinemage 3. 
Starring Mads Mikkelsen, Anna Mouglalis, Elena Morozova, Natacha Lindinger, Grigori Manoukov, Rasha Bukvic, Anatole Taubman.
Directed by Jan Kounen; produced by Claudie Ossard, Chris Bolzli; screenplay by Chris Greenhalgh, adapted by Carlo de Boutiny and Jan Kounen, based on the novel by Chris Greenhalgh, Coco & Igor; music by Gabriel Yared; director of photography (LTC/Duboicolor/Scanlab, Panavision), David Ungaro; production designer, Marie-Hélène Sulmoni; costume designers, Chattoune and Fab; film editor, Anny Danche; choreography, Dominique Brun. 


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