Saturday, December 12, 2009

Coco avant Chanel

Coco avant Chanel / Coco, livet före Chanel. FR (c) 2009 Haut et Court. P: Caroline Benjo, Philippe Carcassonne, Carole Scotta. D: Anne Fontaine. SC: Anne Fontaine, Camille Fontaine - based on the book by Edmonde Charles-Roux. DP: Christophe Beaucarne - anamorphic Panavision 2,35:1. M: Alexandre Desplat. CAST: Audrey Tautou (Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel), Benoît Poelvoorde (Etienne Balsan), Alessandro Nivola (Arthur "Boy" Capel), Marie Gillain (Adrienne Chanel), Emmanuelle Devos (Emilienne d'Alencon). 105 min. Released by FS Film with Finnish / Swedish subtitles by Outi Kainulainen / Joanna Erkkilä. Viewed at Kinopalatsi 5, 12 Dec 2009.

The story of the young Gabrielle Chanel, the orphan girl, on her way through the cabarets to a spoiled millionaire's protégée and the lover of Boy Capel and finally to independence as a woman and as a visionary designer, who frees women of corsets and frills. An interesting and well-made film. There is a slightly detached feel, which could be intentional.

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