BABETTE’S FEAST Sunday Schmooze

Hosted by Fred Craden


Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Sun, Jan 17, 2016 10:00 AM
Film Info
Runtime:102 min
Language:In Danish with English Subtitles
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Gabriel Axel


SUNDAY SCHMOOZE hosted by Fred Craden

Brunch, Film, and Discussion

Academy Award Winner! Best Foreign Film

BABETTE’S FEAST(Babettes gæstebud)

Sunday, January 17, Bagels at 10 am, Film at 11 am | Members $10 | Public $15

In the Oscar-winning classic, legendary French star Stéphane Audran stars as a French refugee in austere 19th century Denmark whose preparation of a feast transforms the lives of the villagers, despite their spiritual concerns over the sensuality and decadence of French cuisine.

On the desolate coast of Denmark live Martina and Philippa, the beautiful daughters of a devout clergyman who preaches salvation through self-denial. Both girls sacrifice youthful passion to faith and duty, and even many years after their father’s death, they keep his austere teachings alive among the townspeople. But with the arrival of Babette, a mysterious refugee from France’s civil war, life for the sisters and their tiny hamlet begins to change. Soon, Babette has convinced them to try something truly outrageous: a gourmet French meal! Her feast, of course, scandalizes the local elders. Just who is this strangely talented Babette, who has terrified this pious town with the prospect of losing their souls for enjoying too much earthly pleasure? (Denmark, 1987, 102 min, in Danish with English Subtitles, G, 35mm | Dir. Gabriel Axel)Award Winner! Best Foreign Film