Babette's Feast

Join us for a luscious and heartwarming film about food and love that will set the tone for the holiday season.  On a dramatic windswept coast of Denmark in the late 19th century, Danish director Gabriel Axel evokes, in exquisite detail, the years leading up to a meal that touches the lives of everyone gathered at the table.The film won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film in 1987 and has a "Tomato Meter" reading of 97%.Ellen Shelton, BendFilm's Year-Round Programmer, will give an introduction that will make the film even more interesting to watch and enjoy, especially, perhaps, for people who have seen it before.BABETTE’S FEAST (d. Gabriel Axel, Denmark, 1987, 102 minutes, in Danish, Swedish and French, with easy-to-read subtitles.) The Criterion Collection has published and restored an extensive archive of classic and contemporary films that are available for purchase by film buffs. This is what they have to say about BABETTE'S FEAST:“At once a rousing paean to artistic creation, a delicate evocation of divine grace, and the ultimate film about food, this Oscar-winner is a deeply beloved treasure of cinema. Directed by Gabriel Axel and adapted from a story by Isak Dinesen, it is a 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.”


Nov 13 2018


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

More Info



Tin Pan Theater - 13 Capacity
Go to Top