Chanel & Stravinsky
Dir. Jan Kounen
France 2009 | Black & White, Colour | 118 mins | Drama
Cast: Anna Mouglalis, Mads Mikkelsen
Paris 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. Igor Stravinsky premieres his “Rite of Spring”. Coco Chanel attends the premiere and is mesmerised. 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 meets Stravinsky again. The attraction between them is immediate and electric. Coco offers the now penniless Stravinsky, a refugee living in exile in Paris after the Russian Revolution, the use of her new villa in Garches so that he will be able to work. He moves in with his children and consumptive wife. And so a passionate, intense love affair between two creative giants begins…
Available on: DVD
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