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Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky - © Regine Abadia

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

A Feature film by Jan Kounen

Produced by Eurowide Film Production

Release in France : 30/12/2009


    Paris, 1913. Coco Chanel is in love with the young and wealthy Boy Chapel, but she is above all dedicated to her work. Igor Stravinsky rehearses The Rites of Spring. The composition's revolutionary dissonance bring to mind, in many respects, the clothing designer's radical work.

    Coco goes to the premiere of the The Rite of Spring, dressed in a dazzling white gown, the total opposite of the dreary dresses worn by the Parisian bourgeoisie. Too modern and anti-conformist, the music and the ballet are booed by a crowd on the edge of rioting. Igor is inconsolable.

    Seven years later, Coco, despite her success, is devastated by Boy's death, caused by a car accident. Igor, following the Russian Revolution, is now a penniless refugee in Paris. Sergei Diaghilev, the Ballets Russes' impresario, organizes an encounter between the pair. They are fascinated by each other. Coco offers to put Igor up in her new villa in Garches. The composer settles in at the beginning of summer, accompanied by his wife Catherine, who has tuberculosis, their four children and a menagerie of birds.



    Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

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    Executive Producer :

    Eurowide Film Production

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wild Bunch International

    Foreign production company :

    Hexagon Pictures Inc.

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    Wild Bunch Distribution

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    Executive Producers :

    Claudie Ossard, Chris Bolzli

    Author of original work :

    Chris Greenhalgh

    Director of Photography :

    David Ungaro

    Production Manager :

    Philippe Delest

    Editor :

    Anny Danché

    Continuity supervisor :

    Francine Cathelain

    Music Composer :

    Gabriel Yared

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    Still Photographer :

    Régine Abadia

    Assistant Director :

    Dominique Delany

    Screenwriter :

    Chris Greenhalgh

    Sound Recordist :

    Vincent Tulli

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Isabelle Sauvanon

    Sound editors :

    Raphaël Sohier, Loïc Prian

    Production designers :

    Marie-Hélène Sulmoni, Claire Amoureux-Nicole

    Casting :

    Gigi Akoka

    Visual effects :

    Rodolphe Chabrier

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    Feature film

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    French, English, Russian

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 58 min

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    CinefestOZ - 2010

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    French Cinepanorama - 2009

    French Cinepanorama (Hong Kong, 2009)


    Gala Premieres

    Tallinn - Black Nights Film Festival - 2009

    Tallinn - Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia, 2009)


    Monton Presents: Fashion on Film Section

    TIFF - 2009

    TIFF (Canada, 2009)



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