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Thursday, July 29, 2010

[5.50/10] Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)

Short review: Beautifully-filmed and visually-splendid, "Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky" is rather unsatisfying love story with simplistic plot, about the famous fashion designer Coco Chanel, and her attraction to the Russian musician Igor Stravinsky. Acting is the highlight of this movie. The half-Greek, half-French Anna Mouglalis is simply fascinating as Coco Chanel. She embodies her character with grace and talent - her elegant face, stylish look and sophisticated attitude make her very believable as the French fashion icon, Chanel. Mads Mikkelsen portrays Igor Stravinsky fairly good, although he lacks the energy and strength the real Stravinsky possessed. Also, there's very little chemistry between the two leads, and their doomed relationship doesn't seem very passionate, therefore it doesn't feel like they're in love or very attracted to each other. The production design, cinematography and costumes are film's other strong aspects. The period interiors of Chanel's black & white villa is stunning to look at, and all her clothes and accessories are, as expected, very chic, stylish and beautifully simple. Pretentious, slow-moving and often cold, "Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky" is, simply said, a beautiful bore-fest.

  • My Rating: 5.50/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 48% (5.6/10)
  • IMDb: 6.3/10

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