Production: Denmark 1987
Running time: 104 min.
Danish, Swedish and French with engelsk subtitles
Fit for viewing by persons generally
When Babette, a beautiful an mysterious French refugeee, 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 af 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.