Since the opening, Falcon Club Cinema Boutique has focused on its repertoire. The spectator can enjoy world-best movies of various genres as well as theater plays, operas and ballets. The cinema menu includes short films, films in the original language, and movies, which can be watched with the D-box effect.
However, in such a big stream of cinema works, the spectator sometimes needs a guide. Therefore, we offer our project titled Hall No. 4 to gourmets and connoisseurs of exquisite cinematography.
Hall No. 4 is not simply a project but a new creative space, designed to unite lovers of art house, indie cinema and documentaries. This compact hall with 31 seats was not chosen at random – it is believed that number 4 can give shape to ideas, find the material for them and bring them to life. All those meanings are very important in the art of cinema. Another feature of the screening format within Hall No. 4 project is the taste accompaniment – for each movie a special mood-matching vine is picked.
On December 9, Falcon Club Cinema Boutique took in the first guests of Hall No. 4 from the arts community to appreciate Toni Erdmann.
The comedy-drama directed by Maren Ade was presented in Falcon Club Cinema Boutique thanks to ART Corporation with the support of Y Gallery. The film Toni Erdmann was presented by Igor Sukhmanov, a film expert and the program director of the international festival Listapad. The Falcon Club sommelier Artyom Khamitsevich chose young Grüner Veltliner from Kamptal, a specimen of the modern Austrian winemaking, to accompany the movie.
The second screening took place on January 19. It showed a French film directed by Nicole Garcia titled Mal de pierres. It is a sensual and exquisite drama that competed for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival starring Louis Garrel and Marion Cotillard.
We prepared a special compliment from our sommelier Artyom Khamitsevich for the guests of the screening, a glass of excellent Domaine Saint Andrieu – L'oratoire 2015. By tradition, the movie was presented by Igor Sukhmanov who described it as follows, “Mal de pierres is now a rare film for the big screen intended more for mature, experienced and sophisticated audience. The film does not have deceiving looks and does not entrench upon the truth. Everything in this film permeates passion and love and is blindingly beautiful – bodies and faces, vintage dresses and interiors, landscapes with blossoming lavender fields, azure luxury of the sea and astounding grandeur of the Alps. However, this is not a languid fruity love-triangle story capable of winning the hearts of incorrigible romantics. Nicole Garcia – one of the noblest actresses of the French cinema who long ago mastered the craft of directing – turned to the novel-based format to create an elegant and composed film about the futility of lofty ideals. She made an authentic ‘bourgeoisie drama’ about a woman whose frenetic belief in ideal love comes into collision with the reality».
The ideal union of wine and cinema picked by the best experts in the field will continue in Hall No. 4 for everybody who wants it.