Thursday, 13 July 2017
Babette's Feast (1987)
Based on a short story by Karen Blixen, Dir. Gabriel Axel's film is a drama with a wonderfully warm and uplifting comical side to it. The feast of the title nourishes in a way that food prepared without genuine heartfelt purpose can't ever hope to achieve, for both the characters and the viewer.
It doesn't feel like a film made in the late 80s; its timeless beauty is as refreshing and as satisfying today as when it was first released.
4½ possibilities out of 5