Regine Abadia
Lisa Schwarzbaum
June 10, 2010 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
115 minutes
Limited Release Date
06/11/10
performer
Mads Mikkelsen, Anna Mouglalis
director
Jan Kounen
distributor
Sony Pictures Classics
genre
Historical, Biography

We gave it a C

Out of an unlikely confluence of art and sex — the legendary couturier had an affair with Stravinsky in 1920 while the brilliant composer, his wife, and his kids lived in Chanel’s country villa — comes a fussy, artsy, movie-fied imagining. In Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, the costumes are gorgeous; the music is The Rite of Spring, ? including an interesting re-creation of the riot that ensued at the first performance in 1913. But the movie, by Dutch director Jan Kounen, is all surfaces, set pieces, Significant Looks, and voguing — the same strictures Chanel and Stravinsky sought to bust. C

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