Babette's Feast (Babettes Gæstebud) Reviews

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March 31, 2020
There's love and elegance, delicacy even, in the way Axel narrates this story about friendship and gratitude. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 27, 2020
A movie whose special quality lies in the play of irony beneath its somber surface.
May 31, 2019
All is grace.
May 15, 2019
It is so lovely.
April 30, 2019
Nourishing both the senses and the religious imagination with its profound representation of food and eating, the Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film remains the gold standard for food films.
December 6, 2018
It's a strangely moving film about talents and passions used and not used.
August 14, 2013
essentially a fable ... stands the test of time
August 11, 2013
a simple film of great feeling and generosity
August 9, 2013
Babette's offering is a ritual sacrifice, intended to encourage the austere characters with the possibility that their material nourishment may provide spiritual sustenance as well.
July 23, 2013
While Babette's Feast is bleak, and often ponderous and stony, it eventually resolves as a moving hymn to art.
December 16, 2012
It's a flawless adaptation of the story Isak Dinesen (pseudonym of Karen Blixen) wrote for a bet that she could be published in the popular middlebrow Saturday Evening Post.
December 14, 2012
The film began something of a vogue for food as an emblem of love in the cinema, but nothing has equalled it. Resist it if you can.
December 13, 2012
Light, frothy and sweet on the tongue, but lacking nutrition.
December 13, 2012
Twenty-five years on, the story is still charming and beguiling.
December 13, 2012
Melancholy bliss.
December 10, 2012
Still good enough to eat.
November 27, 2012
Audran is luminous as the centre of a gentle, generous film about grace. Oh, and grub.
December 6, 2010
Undoubtedly the warmest of all Scandinavian films about religion.
September 16, 2010
A heartwarming feast for adults. May bore kids.
January 29, 2010
The acting is impeccable and the ambience suffused with delicate charm, but overall this doesn't aim at anything higher than Masterpiece Theatre or a Merchant-Ivory film.
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