'Coco Before Chanel'


Just as the title indicates, director-screenwriter Anne Fontaine's biographical drama profiles the legendary Coco Chanel before she became a fashion icon. Audrey Tautou ("Amelie") has the role, depicting the young Coco as an orphan who lucked into her later station by associating with a baron who provided her entrance into high society. Co-stars include Alessandro Nivola ("Face/Off"), but this really is Tautou's show, as it must be to work. *** (PG-13: AS) (Also on Blu-ray)

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