The sumptuous feast of Parisian refugee Babette seduces a pious Danish family, who renounce such carnal pleasures as fine food and wine.
One day, Philippa’s former suitor sends a Parisian refugee named Babette (Stéphane Audran) to serve as a family cook. Babette’s lavish feast tempts the dwindling congregation of the family, who renounce such carnal pleasures as fine food and wine.
Fun fact: this is Pope Francis’ favorite film.
Babette’s Feast is part of Celluloid Shrine: Films on Christianity, the Modern Classics of June.
A series of film classics about Christianity (and a little bit of faith in general), with films that didn’t dapple so much in the waters of belief, as fully doused themselves in the bliss, mercy, anguish and trials of the Christian faith.” Read more