Watch Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky
- 1 hr 58 min
Coco Chanel is one of the grandes dames of popular culture, a true phenomenon in the world of haute couture. And then there's Igor Stravinsky, the Russian composer whose work, especially the ballet score for The Rite of Spring, transformed the way the twentieth century viewed symphonic music. In the 2009 French film Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky, the two historical figures and cultural giants, meet, fall in love, and carry on a passionate love affair. Coco has invited the Stravinsky family to stay at her villa in the country after they have fled from the Bolsheviks. She herself is mourning the death of her latest lover. Both she and Stravinsky are workaholics to the n-th degree. Yet the film presents them mysteriously drawn to each other, even though they struggle with the ethical problems raised by the presence of Mrs. Stravinsky, who is dying of tuberculosis, not to mention the little Stravinsky children. It is even implied that their clandestine relationship inspires some of their greatest creations.