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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

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Original title
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
Year
Running time
118 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Chris Greenhalgh, Carlo De Boutiny, Jan Kounen
Music
Gabriel Yared
Cinematography
David Ungaro
Cast
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Producer
Eurowide Film Production / Hexagon Pictures
Genre
Drama | Biography. Fashion
Synopsis / Plot
Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel Coco's radical ideas. She wants to democratize women's fashion; he wants to redefine musical taste. Coco attends the scandalous first performance of The Rite in a chic white dress. The music and ballet are criticized as too modern, too foreign. Coco is moved but Igor is inconsolable. Paris 1920, Coco is newly wealthy and successful but grief-stricken after Boy's death in a car crash. Igor, following the Russian Revolution is now a penniless refugee living in exile in Paris. Coco is introduced to Igor by Diaghilev, impresario of the Ballets Russes. The attraction between them is instant and electric. Coco invites Igor along with his wife - now sick with consumption - together with his four children and a menagerie of birds to stay at her new villa, Bel Respiro, in Garches.
Awards
2009: César Awards: Nominated for Best Costume Design
2010: Satellite Awards: Nominated for Best Art Direction & Production Design
2009: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection (Out Of Competition)
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