Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky Out of an unlikely confluence of art and sex — the legendary couturier had an affair with Stravinsky in 1920 while the brilliant composer, his… Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky Out of an unlikely confluence of art and sex — the legendary couturier had an affair with Stravinsky in 1920 while the brilliant composer, his… 2010-06-11 R PT115M Biography Historical Mads Mikkelsen Anna Mouglalis Sony Pictures Classics
Movie Review

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2010)

MPAA Rating: R
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky | LOVE AFFAIR The adulterous couple in Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
Image credit: Regine Abadia
LOVE AFFAIR The adulterous couple in Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: Jun 11, 2010; Rated: R; Length: 115 Minutes; Genres: Biography, Historical; With: Mads Mikkelsen and Anna Mouglalis; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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

See all of this week's reviews

Originally posted Jun 09, 2010 Published in issue #1107 Jun 18, 2010 Order article reprints