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Babette's Feast (1987)

Drama 1h 43m 1987

Twenty-five years on, the story is still charming and beguiling.” - The Guardian

There’s love and elegance, delicacy even, in the way Axel narrates this story about friendship and gratitude.” -El Pais

At once a rousing paean to artistic creation, a delicate evocation of divine grace, and the ultimate film about food, the Oscar-winning Babette’s Feast is a deeply beloved treasure of cinema. Directed by Gabriel Axel and adapted from a story by Isak Dinesen, it is the lovingly layered tale of a French housekeeper with a mysterious past who brings quiet revolution in the form of one exquisite meal to a circle of starkly pious villagers in late nineteenth-century Denmark. Babette’s Feast combines earthiness and reverence in an indescribably moving depiction of sensual pleasure that goes to your head like fine champagne.


Gabriel Axel







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