Getty Images. Coco Before Chanel DIRECTOR: Anne Fontaine STARS: Audrey Tautou, Benoit Poelvoorde, Alessandro NivolaRATING: PG-13 RUNTIME: 105 min ZIMBIO OPINION: Of an understated elegance that would have won Coco's approval. Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel was an expert liar. She was known to have invented pasts for herself, pasts that would have more easily explained her rise to prominence as one of the 20th century's most important figures. She was born in a poorhouse, and spent much of her...Read Full Story
'Coco Before Chanel' is a 2009 film directed by Anne Fontaine. It stars Audrey Tautou as Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, Benoît Poelvoorde as Etienne Balsan, and Alessandro Nivola as Arthur Capel.