I actually wanted to watch this movie with a girl friend, because I thought it is some kind of women’s film no men would be interested. ;) Unfortunately we couldn’t coordinate a night out. So my hubby surprised me yesterday with two movie tickets.
Based on the book by Edmonde Charles-Roux and directed by Anne Fontaine, Coco Before Chanel is a biographical tale of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel before she founded the fashion empire and became a style icon. Unlike these Hollywood blockbusters, Coco Before Chanel is a breath of fresh air, a beautifully made decent film with a soaring performance from Audrey Tautou. It’s not a movie about the glamorous fashion world, but what a person Coco was and how radical and wild she was. Her controversial personality is the key to understand why she made the evolutionary impact on women’s fashion later.
Coco awant Chanel was a feast for the eyes and definitive not a movie just for women, although 95% of the audience were women, lol. :)