While director Anne Fontaine’s “Coco Before Chanel” has already opened in most of the world, the film is finally getting released here in America September 25th. If you can’t tell by the name, the film is about Coco Chanel’s rise in the fashion world and it stars Audrey Tautou as the famous designer. While I haven’t seen the film so I can’t tell you what I thought, it has a 68% on Rotten Tomatoes, so a lot of people have enjoyed it. So to help promote the movie, we’ve been given 9 clips (about 12 minutes of the movie) and they’re after the jump. Take a look:
Here’s the official synopsis:
Coco Before Chanel is the story of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, who began her life as a headstrong orphan, and through an extraordinary journey became the legendary couturier who embodied the modern woman and became a timeless symbol of success, freedom and style. The film portrays the formative years of Chanel’s life, the years Chanel spent discovering and inventing herself.
Coco Before Chanel is directed by Anne Fontaine (La Fille de Monaco/The Girl From Monaco) from a screenplay by Anne Fontaine and Camille Fontaine, with the collaboration of Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons), loosely based on L’irrégulière (Chanel and Her World: Friends, Fashion, and Fame )by Edmonde Charles-Roux. The film is produced by Philippe Carcassonne (La Fille de Monaco/The Girl From Monaco), Caroline Benjo (Entre les murs/The Class) and Carole Scotta (Entre les murs/The Class).
The director of photography is Christophe Beaucarne (Paris, Paint or Make Love); the production designer is Olivier Radot (The Lover, Queen Margot, Gabrielle). The film is edited by Luc Barnier, with original costumes by Catherine Leterrier (Cesar Award winner for Bon Voyage and The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc). Alexandre Desplat (Academy Award nominee for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Queen) composed the score. The production was given the support of the Maison CHANEL, who opened their archives and collections.
And one last thing, we’ve started posting film clips in a new way. Since the site runs pre-roll (it pays for all the bandwidth), we’ve started posting all the clips in one video. What that means is, once you push play, you’ll probably have to sit through one commercial and then all the clips will play in order.
Coco Before Chanel Trailer
9 Movie Clips from Coco Before Chanel