June 25, 2024

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

Showing: Sunday, November 21 – 11:30 AM
Title: Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
Year: 2009
Country: Frane
Genre: ,,
Actors: ,

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This spot-on depiction of the tempestuous affair between two of the 20th century’s greatest geniuses captures the selfish, competitive passion of egomaniacs locked in erotic combat. Their brief liaison, born while Stravinsky and his family stayed in Chanel’s villa, is a heedless affront to bourgeois sensibilities. Mind games and power struggles abound, and things become too hot not to inevitably cool down.

“Everything works miraculously here, making Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky one of the most bountiful experiences of the year. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a film as sumptuous as Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky. Exquisitely designed, lushly photographed, beautifully acted, this historic footnote to the secret lives of two of the most brilliant and fascinating people of the 20th century is absolutely mesmerizing. Who knew they were lovers?” – Rex Reed, New York Observer

“Watching Stravinsky’s Rites of Spring outraging the Paris social set is a joy. Mouglalis’ effortlessly elegant Chanel, with her startlingly contemporary style, makes those around her disappear. The flesh-and-blood protagonists are powerful, driven people caught in a riptide.” – Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky offers two hours of luxury and loveliness, music and art, and a bit of sexually charged madness, too.” – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer