The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Les Guerres de Coco Chanel

France | 2018 | 55 min
French, German, English
Author: Jean Lauritano
Graphic creation: Jérôme Letue
Editing: Tess Gomet
Sound: Christophe Depinho
Voice: Lambert Wilson
Director: Jean Lauritano


North American Premiere

Celebrated fashion designer Coco Chanel (1883–1971) fought many battles throughout her life, rising above her station as a labourer, resisting societal conventions and moral norms, and challenging her contemporaries. She even consorted with Nazis during the Second World War. Above all, she was driven to live on her own terms and make a name for herself. This documentary looks at the businesswoman behind the famous designer, offering a portrait of a woman who constantly reinvented herself, carving her own path and creating her own legend. Coco Chanel saw herself as a fighter in a time of war—and of women’s emancipation.

This film will also be presented in Quebec City on March 22nd.


Jean Lauritano

Filmography | Paris Couture (1945-1968) (2016) ; Made in Italy (2015) ; Elie Saab, de l'ombre à la lumière (2012)

Screenings playing this movie