Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky
The subject matter of Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky is interesting in itself. Take one unique composer, match him with a legendary fashion designer, and you get a love affair of creative proportions.
When Chanel first hears Stravinsky’s music in 1913, she is immediately impressed. Seven years later the two meet again, but this time Igor and his family are penniless Russian refugees. Coco offers to give him and his family a place to stay so that he may continue writing music; soon after, a relationship develops.
Anna Mouglalis and Mads Mikkelsen are romantically steamy together. And while there is little dialogue, the actions and expressions of the actors are perfectly suitable for the film. The costume and set design are quite classically rendered; I was pulled into the time period.
There are three DVD special features: The Making of Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky, the theatrical trailer and previews. These extras are good enough and are valuable.
Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky turned out to be quite an intriguing film. Knowing very little about the two subjects, I still found myself mesmerized by their passion for one another. Afterwards, I only wanted to know more about both characters.
Rent the film because you’ll learn something and for the simple fact that the film works. Buy it for sure if you have any interest in the time period or Chanel and Stravinksky. I am certainly the better for having seen this film.