Babette's Feast - Preview
Preview by Jack Foley
WHEN Babette, a beautiful and mysterious French refugee, arrives in a remote Danish town the tight-knit, puritanical community begrudgingly let her in, providing her with shelter and work.
But after the town patriarch passes away and Babette insists on preparing a feast in his honour, a magical world of sensory revelations is thrown open to the villagers, changing their lives forever…
Evoking the work of other great Scandinavian directors such as Bergman and Dreyer, but with a uniquely joyous, exuberant touch, this tale of everyday passion – of the human capacity to create and to love – is a mouthwatering ode to the glory of life from one of cinema’s true originals.
Written and directed by Gabriel Axel, the film stars Stephane Audran.
In Danish, Swedish & French with English subtitles
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Running time: 99 Minutes
UK DVD Release: February 25, 2013