Babette's Feast Poster

Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: January 23rd, 2001

G|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
Beautiful but pious sisters Martine (Birgitte Federspiel) and Philippa (Bodil Kjer) grow to spinsterhood under the wrathful eye of their strict pastor father on the forbidding and desolate coast of Jutland, until one day, Philippa's former suitor sends a Parisian refugee named Babette (Stéphane Audran) to serve as the family cook. Babette's lavish celebratory banquet tempts the family's dwindling congregation, who abjure such fleshly pleasures as fine foods and wines.

Cast: Stéphane Audran, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Jarl Kulle, Gudmar Klöving, Bibi Andersson, Birgitte Federspiel, Bodil Kjer, Axel Strøbye

Director: Gabriel Axel

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Nordisk Film

Keywords: Passionate, Temptation, Sister, Love, Heartwarming, Transformation

Awards

Nominated Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1988)
Winner Film Not in the English Language
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1988)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1988)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1988)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1988)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1988)
Winner Best Actress in a Leading Role
Robert Award (1988)
Winner Foreign Language Film
Nominated Best Foreign Language Film