This weekend I watched a very seriously interesting movie, and it was just so enjoyable. The beginning is more promising than the movie turns out to be, but I love this era, and just saw a special on PBS about the French avante-garde, so when this movie started with the Rite of Spring, and the dark photography, moodiness, gorgeous period costumes and scenery, I was just hooked. I don't know ballet, have never been to one in my life, am not familiar with Igor Stravinsky other than having seen Fantasia, but I'm now totally intrigued.
Actually watching a movie about two intense adults who take their art very seriously, but who are both definitely very grown up was refreshing in this era of bleak romances (I love you so much I'll break you out of jail) or stupid rom-coms about people who never grow up but opt to pretend to be adorable for the rest of their lives. This movie, Coco and Igor (guess who's coming to dinner) is about the affair between Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky, and their intensity sometimes borders on the comic with both of them peering intently into the camera at different times. Anyway, the below video is from Rite of Spring, which I didn't know I loved, but now I do.This is better, wilder.