For our Dablon movie lovers and cinephiles we are providing world class foreign and independent films in the Tasting Room. At no charge to our wine loving friends, we are bringing Music Box Films’ catalog of over 100 award winning titles to our new 12’ x 7’ screen along with a JBL sound system. Wine will be served by the glass or bottle (no tastings during the film) and we hope to provide time for discussion after the screening.
About The Conquest
In The Conquest, Denis Podalydès delivers a witty yet commanding portrayal of Nicolas Sarkozy and his rise to the French presidency through the lens of his unraveling marriage to then-wife Cecilia (Florence Pernel). Never one to disguise his ambition, the film's Sarkozy curries favor with predecessor Jacques Chirac (Bernard Le Coq) and spars gamely with glib rival Dominique de Villepin (Samuel Labarthe). This lampoon depicts the future president of France as a bold and unashamed virtuoso of political combat, whose inattention to his disintegrating domestic partnership emerges as his chief vulnerability. With leads brilliantly etching sharp characterizations of living politicians, director Xavier Durringer need never veer too far from reality, even while deploying fictional embellishments and a larger-than-life sense of humor that—with Nicola Piovani's buoyant score—giddily evoke a circus-like atmosphere.
Starring: Denis Podalydes, Florence Pernel, Bernard Le Coq, Hippolyte Girardot, Samuel Labarthe
Director: Xavier Durringer
Awards & Festivals
• Cesar Award Nominations 2012 - Best Actor (Denis Podalydes) Best Supporting Actor (Bernard Le Coq)
• Cannes Film Festival 2011 - Official Selection