Won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, 1988.
One of the greatest films about food ever made. A culinary delight.
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 Ingmar Bergman and Carl Theodor Dreyer, but with a uniquely joyous, exuberant touch, this BAFTA- and Oscar- winning 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.
★★★★ "Twenty-five years on, the story is still charming and beguiling" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian