Interlacing cinema, history and immersive dinning, KinoVino together with Pushkin House presents an evening of time travel: back to late 1910 Russia, for an exploration of the year's food, music and cinema. In this Christmas-special edition you will be treated to a unique vintage gramophone performance from our special guest, Moscow-based DJ and performer Anton Borisovich, vodka cocktails and a menu inspired by the recipes of the pre-Revolutionary era, as well as a screening of Soviet classic period drama ‘A Slave of Love’.
KinoVino, launched in May 2015, has established itself as one of London’s most original projects, that unites food and film. Featured in British Vogue and named one of 11 best supper clubs by TimeOut London, KinoVino was recently featured in The Telegraph as one of the trends in the summer 2017. Offering bespoke private events, unforgettable cinema-supper club gatherings and original food popups, your encounter with KinoVino events will always be surprising, enriching and utterly delightful. Journey with us into the world where food, film and story- telling merge, to discover new cinema cultures and eating rituals, intoxicating scents and flavours, and meet like-minded travellers to share these experiences with.
About Anton Borisovich
One of the most eccentric personalities on the Moscow music scene, Anton Borisovich is a performer, DJ and collector of antique records, gramophones and clothes. A unique phenomenon his gramophone DJ-sets have taken Moscow by storm and he regularly tours around the country as well as abroad, performing in the Russian Pavilion at Cannes film festival in 2016. A one-of-a-kind experience, his gramophone DJ-sets feature antique records reanimating the sounds of an era long gone, creating a unique vintage ambiance.
About the film
A Slave of Love (Nikita Mikhalkov, 1976) is a cinematic love letter to the long-gone era of the pre-Revolutionary Russian cinema. Set during the Autumn of 1918, the film in a self-reflexive manner focuses on a film production crew who are attempting to escape the Civil War as well as the realities of the changing world. A silent movie star, Olga, is at the heart of the drama with her self-centred oblivious ways; she gradually becomes aware of the Revolutionary realities as her love interest, the dashing camera man, Pototski, turns out to be on the side of the Bolsheviks. A story of sensual and political awakening, A Slave of Love is imbued with elegiac imagery and soundtrack, at once celebrating the beauty of silent cinema and testifying to the accomplishments of the Soviet cinema of the 1970s. Film in Russian with English subtitles.
Candle -lit dinner
KinoVino team will curate and deliver a unique dinner inspired by pre-Revolutionary recipes.The dinner will take place in the piano room upstairs, featuring several courses of unique dishes from the 1910s. Vintage vodka cocktail pairing to accompany each course will also be available for purchase.