Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Babette's Feast

We start a small food run at the Film Society with Babette's Feast.

This is largely a movie of two halves. In the first half, we have a flashback to when the two sisters were lovely women, distracting men all over the place, but staying true to their father and their religion. Then later, a French woman is sent to them to get out of Paris, and she is their servant. Then one day she, Babette, wins some money and puts on a lovely meal. Ah, bliss.

And it is a lovely meal, too. We pretty much see all the courses with occasional kitchen scenes as Babette keep things running. However, this is largely to facilitate some of the plot threads of the first half to come together and reach a sort of conclusion.

Good performance all around, and I can see why the Film Society picked this. Definitely watchable, although the first half may drag a little.


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