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Babette's Feast

Spine #665

Jul 23, 2013

Number of Discs: 2

  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Danish Dolby Surround
  • English subtitles

Babette's Feast

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Directed By: Gabriel Axel
Licensor: Astrablu

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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 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. Babette's Feast combines earthiness and reverence in an indescribably moving depiction of sensual pleasure that goes to your head like fine champagne.

  • New interviews with director Gabriel Axel and actor Ste?phane Audran
  • Karen Blixen-Storyteller, a 1995 documentary about the author of the film's source story, who wrote under the pen name Isak Dinesen
  • New visual essay by filmmaker Michael Almereyda
  • New interview with sociologist Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson about the significance of cuisine in French culture
  • Trailer


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