Today marks the first day of the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival, in Perth. This year, I'm excited about Jan Kounen's bio-pic Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky. The film was adapted from Chris Greenhalgh's book. It is part true, part embellished, as is the book.
Picking up the story of Chanel more or less from where Anne Fontaine's Coco Avant Chanel left off, director Jan Kounen beuatifully captures the charisma of two monumental personalities against the opulent backdrops of 1920s Paris.
I bought my tickets online today. I can't wait to see all the beautiful costume designs and get a glimpse into Chanel's magnificent art deco mansion.
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky is showing at the Cinema Paradiso, March 31.