Babette’s Feast

Wednesday 1st December 2021, 7:45 PM

  • Director: Gabriel Axel
  • Running time: 1h 43mins.
  • Year: 1987 | Rating: U
  • Venue location: Leytonstone Library (1st floor)

“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.” (The Criterion Collection.)

Screening on Wednesday 1st December 2021, 7:45 PM

At Leytonstone library (first floor), Church Lane, E11 1HG

Ticket price £6 (£5 all concessions) sold onsite and on event night only.

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