Babette’s Feast (1987), G
Babette’s Feast, © Janus Films
- 4:30 pm – 6:15 pm
- Gabriel Axel
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 served to a circle of starkly pious villagers in late 19th-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.
In Danish, French and Swedish with English subtitles.
Film begins with an introduction by filmmaker and educator Joe Petricca.
- Free with museum admission.
- No reservations needed. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the screening.