Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
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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. Coco offers Stravinsky the use of her villa in Garches so that he will be able to work, and he moves… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Beautiful but indulgent."
‑ Dan Kois, Washington Post
"Two narcissists do not a couple make, and without any actual relationship, there really isn't a movie."
‑ Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic
"An electrifying opening, a bit of a slog afterwards."
‑ Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"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."
‑ Michael Smith, Tulsa World
"It's well-shot and stylish, but slow and rather dull, with emotionally distant characters and a weak ending."
‑ Roz Laws, Birmingham Post
"Anna Mouglalis makes for an icier Coco than Audrey Tautou, hardened by the death in 1919 of Boy Capel, the love of her life."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"There's fascinating material here, but instead Kounen and screenwriter Chris Greenhalgh too often settle for giving us a conventional and even dull love triangle: self-absorbed career woman, ailing wife, passive man torn between the two of them."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"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 ..."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
" a curious and moderately interesting film that, like many an initially torrid affair, eventually devolves into desultory ennui"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Mouglalis lacks Audrey Tautou's feisty pluck but makes up for it with Gallic froideur, while Mads Mikkelsen broods as a tortured artist."
‑ Neil Smith, Total Film
"Too much of the time, the film seems intoxicated by its own sense of importance."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Jan Kounen's film is ravishingly beautiful, but inhumanly cool. The severe black-and-white deco interiors of Chanel's estate suggest an elegant chessboard where pitiless mind games are being played."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"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."
‑ Rob Thomas, Wisconsin State Journal
"It's beautifully shot and acted, but as with Coco Before Chanel last year, the one thing audiences will most want to know goes unanswered again: What makes this remarkable woman tick?"
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"This French film's beginning is as brilliant as anything I've seen all year; unfortunately, most of the rest of the movie never lives up to that."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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