Fri 28 Jun

Babette’s Feast

Cert. U

Classics, Special Screenings

In the Mood for Food

103 mins

in French, Danish, Swedish with EN subs

DNK | 1987 | dir. Gabriel Axel, with Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Brigitte Federspiel

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 (Stéphane Audran) with a mysterious past who brings quiet revolution in the form of one exquisite meal to a circle of starkly pious villagers in late nineteenth-century Denmark.

This screening is part of the Great Exhibition Road Festival and echoes the Food: Bigger than the Plate exhibition at the V&A.

All tickets £5.

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Fri 28 Jun