Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

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Released 2009

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Director:
Jan Kounen
Released:
2009
Rating:
R
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky is set seven years after she was inspired by the bold debut of Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring," famed fashion designer Coco Chanel (Anna Mouglalis) -- reeling from the death of her beau, Boy Capel (Anatole Taubmann) -- meets and falls for the Russian composer (Mads Mikkelsen) in 1920s Paris. A forbidden romance ensues in Jan Kounen's sumptuous period drama, the closing film of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

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  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Michael Ordona

    The flesh-and-blood protagonists are powerful, driven people caught in a riptide.

  • 50

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Never regains that initial blast of energy and the final scenes wobble toward a wishy-washy ending.

  • 50

    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 recordi...

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    Love & Romance, Foreign Language