Coco avant Chanel

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. :)



24 Comments

  1. shaonianxin
    Posted September 14, 2009 at 3:13 am | Permalink

    Haven’t got a chance to see the movie yet… looking forward to it though ^_^ Your writing is, again, lovely, lovely ^_^ LOVE it~~~~ :)

    I don’t particularly like the styles of her design, but I do ADMIRE her for her persistence and determination! It’s definitely not an easy job to work towards building a fashion house at that time with a different vision…

    :)

  2. Posted September 14, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Thank you shaonian for your lovely comments on my writing. I am really flattered. :-)

    And me either, personally not a big fan of her design. I just realized that I own nothing from chanel. heihei…But she’s still a legend.

  3. afterglow
    Posted September 16, 2009 at 3:28 am | Permalink

    I wonder if the movie is played here. I’ll find out…

    Too bad I have no movie buddy :(

  4. loll
    Posted September 18, 2009 at 3:06 am | Permalink

    I watched this movie! It’s a sweet one.

  5. loll
    Posted September 18, 2009 at 4:59 am | Permalink

    对了,觉得电影里面演老年香奈儿的演员更出彩。:)

  6. Posted September 18, 2009 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    afterglow, take your hubby ah, heihei… ;-)

    loll, 我怎么不记得还有老年香奈儿啊,只记得还有个演她小时候的小女孩。

  7. Posted September 18, 2009 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    BTW, I want to watch “The September Issue” so badly, but don’t know if it will ever be played here. :-(

  8. loll
    Posted September 18, 2009 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    怎么没有?电影里面一开始就是老太太的发布会失败了,她的经理让她把牌子卖了,她就给经理讲她以前的故事。还有老太太的侄女穿了别的牌子的裙子,她跑上去咔嚓咔嚓撕下来好多,然后加上个窗帘做披肩……

    我们看的是一部电影吧?-_-!

  9. loll
    Posted September 18, 2009 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    I am interested in “The September Issue”, heard about it over our local video. :)

  10. ms
    Posted September 19, 2009 at 5:53 am | Permalink

    Nice content indeed! i will visit as often as i can.

    cheers

  11. Posted September 21, 2009 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Thank you ms! :)

  12. Posted September 21, 2009 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    loll: 我真怀疑我们看的版本不一样,难不成我们这里放的被剪辑过了? ;)

    因为电影一开始就是coco和她姐姐还是妹妹一起坐马车被送到孤儿院。压根儿就没老太太啊。我还特意问了问同去的ld,他也说肯定没有出现过老年香奈儿~~ 奇了,呵呵。对了,老年的是谁演的啊 ?-_*

  13. afterglow
    Posted September 21, 2009 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    heheh.. he took me for LOTR, i slept through the movie.. if i’m taking him for this movie i guess he will do the same :)

  14. loll
    Posted September 22, 2009 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    查了一下,是Shirley MacLaine演的老太太,似乎是另外一个版本,但是其他的演员都一样啊。:)

  15. Posted September 22, 2009 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    afterglow, have a try and give him a chance, hoho…

    loll, thanks for the information. ;)

  16. hanna
    Posted September 27, 2009 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    erm,i think audrey’s temperament does not
    fit for playing this role,coco has more dramatic sense,and she is kind of jettery…

  17. Posted September 28, 2009 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    hanna, I actually liked her performance. ;)

  18. Kelli Garner
    Posted October 1, 2009 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    Really nice posts. I will be checking back here regularly.

  19. Posted October 2, 2009 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Hi Kelli, thank you and welcome!

  20. monsoonrain
    Posted October 14, 2009 at 7:23 am | Permalink

    一定以及肯定不是同一个版本 .
    我和loll看的是一个. 
    这个COCO似乎更年轻漂亮些

  21. Carl Angling
    Posted November 17, 2009 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Enjoyed reading through this site, I will send this site to a few of my friends

  22. tupmoold
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    any content coming ?

  23. Diana
    Posted December 21, 2009 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    emm. informative ))

  24. Dinara
    Posted November 12, 2015 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    My pen/keyboard is mightier than my tougne that’s what I always say. I’m videophobic and mic-o-phobic, though I can get used to it I guess if I really HAVE to. By the way, I got no mic and no cam so I’m technically incapable.

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