• Paul Lister

    Rewatched by Paul Lister 26 Apr, 2015

    "Hallelujah"

    As films go Gabriel Axel's 'Babette's Feast' is as warm and benevolent as they come. It centres around two women who live in a town on the Jutland coast. They are the daughters of a minister who resist the temptation to leave the town via potential suitors in order to do good in their community. Years later they are greeted by a chef by the name of Babette, sent to them by one of the lovers whose fondness of…

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  • JC

    ★★ Watched by JC 30 Mar, 2015 3

    Film #13: Denmark - *Part of the 30 Countries / 30 Days Letterboxd Challenge for March 2015*

    Sooo I quickly realized two things:

    1) This is not the kind of movie to start at 10pm on Monday night after a long weekend and a busy day.

    2) This was quickly falling in line with other films that didn't work for me - Barry Lyndon, The Age of Innocence, Once Upon A Time in America, The Leopard, and The Life & Death…

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  • Cameron Wayne Johnson

    ★★½ Watched by Cameron Wayne Johnson 21 Mar, 2015

    Gabriel Axel is back with "Three Girls in Paris II: We'll Always At Least Parisian Food"! Alright, now for the less esoteric reference: "Breakfast at Babette's"! Actually, this is a dinner, but, shoot, there's no wrong time in the day for a Danish at a meal; nyuk-nyuk-nyuk. I joke, but I was expecting the big twist to be that the titular Babette Hersant was no poor servant girl, but an agent for France's food industry who headed this historical epic…

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  • Jordan

    ★★★★ Added by Jordan 2

    As Part of the "March Around the World 2015" Challenge

    A pensive reflection of the artist's role in religion, Babette's Feast is an elegantly shot and richly detailed film. When a French cook moves in with the two aging daughters of a small Danish town's founding father (priest), she brings a vivid life to the languid and grey town. Refusing pay, Babette cooks and cleans for the sisters who were gracious enough to take her in. 14-years pass, and Babette…

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  • Starsailor

    ★★★★½ Watched by Starsailor 08 Mar, 2015

    Ljuvlig och delikat i dess presentation av en överdådig festmåltid som förstärker både sinne, kropp och själ.

    Jarl Kulle skiner i sitt hjärtliga och sanna tal under middagen, men även systrarna för med sig humanitet och ödmjukhet till den dystra kustbyn, dock förhöjs deras existens då Babette anländer och bidrar med en hjälpande och omtänksam styrka. Tveksamhet och besvikelse över livets val ligger sjudande i samvetet, men en vind av vitalitet kan förändra allt.

    Den omtänksamt tillagade middagen återger liv…

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  • Chris Williams

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Chris Williams 07 Mar, 2015

    This parable of legalism, grace and art is far from subtle, but that doesn't rob it of its beauty. A glorious, warm movie that I suspect means even more to those like me who grew up surrounding by entrenched religious legalism.

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  • Mike

    ★★★★½ Watched by Mike 25 Feb, 2015

    As one of those movies about "the true spirit of Christianity" this is pretty broad in spots, kind of a Mom movie, but I love it just the same. It's hard not to when it's not taking itself nearly as seriously as you'd think a film set in a strict 19th century Danish religious community would. One of the best moments comes when the resident cook, a mysterious French woman, decides she's going to cook an elaborate meal that is…

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  • Harrison Tucker

    ★★★★ Added by Harrison Tucker

    Babette's Feast>Instagram food pics

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  • John Paul Ryan

    ★★★★★ Added by John Paul Ryan

    Some people say that the best films are those with "groundbreaking special effects" like Lord of the Rings, or ones with "innovative and engaging story lines" like Inception. However, Pope Francis has identified this film, Babette's Feast, as his personal favorite. As I sat down to rewatch it, I couldn't help but playfully scratch my head in wonder and giggle to myself. "This was his favorite movie?" I gurgled, "I remember watching this in religion class and I thought it…

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  • andylove

    ★★ Watched by andylove 18 Jan, 2015

    DVD

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  • 'Becca'lise

    ★★★★ Watched by 'Becca'lise 17 Jan, 2015

    Beautifully captures a time and place. Loved the music and its quiet confidence.

    (Not gonna lie though...some of those dinner prep scenes made this vegetarian cringe!)

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  • Greg Wright

    ★★★★ Watched by Greg Wright 15 Jan, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Goooooooooood
    Foooooooooood

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