Coco Before Chanel

Everything on Chanel, pre-fame
Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde and Alessandro Nivola
Directed by Anne Fontaine

Because biopics must touch the bases of a human life, there is a certain formality to such films. The best you can hope for, sometimes, isn’t brilliance but to do the person justice. Anne Fontaine’s Coco Avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel, in French) is a lush French film that does justice to its subject. It is a project seemingly willed to quality by the commitment of the performers, starting ... more >