BABETTES GÆSTEBUD (1987)

The French cook of two pious elderly sisters conjures up a lavish banquet one magical evening.

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Alternative titles

  • DINING WITH BABETTE Alternative
  • Le FESTIN DE BABETTE Alternative
  • BABETTE'S FEAST Alternative
  • BABETTES GAESTEBUD Alternative

Introduction

Relocating Isak Dinesen’s 1870s-set story (inspired by The Tempest) to a hamlet on the windswept Jutland coast, Axel makes much of the contrast between the austere simplicity of two pious, elderly sisters’ lives and the miraculous banquet their French cook conjures up one magical evening.

A funny, touching and finally mouthwatering fable about faith, missed opportunities and the good things in life.

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