In case you are new to my blog, I write monthly movie reviews for DeeAnn McArdle and her dining and entertaining website, "Unleash Your Inner Foodie". She has a wonderful website full of recipes, full menus, dining/entertaining ideas and anything else involving food and entertaining. The movie of choice for September is Babette's Feast. It's wonderful Danish movie that one the Oscar for Best Forgein film.
Here's the beginning of the article:
Our movie critic, Paul McGuire is back to share his review of one of his favorite foodie movies – get your popcorn, wine and enjoy!
BABETTE’S FEAST (1987)
Director: Gabriel Axel. Starring: Stéphane Audran, Birgitte Federspiel, Bodil Kjer
“Every evening I shall sit down to dine with you. Not with my body, which is of no importance, but with my soul.
Because this evening I have learned, my dear, that in this beautiful world of ours, all things are possible.”
In the town of Jutland, Denmark in the 19th Century, Martine (Federspiel) and Filippa (Kjer) are two sisters who live a very religious, pious life. Their father is a priest and prophet with a small group of devout followers. Love and marriage is forbidden. The young sisters must come to learn the hard way. Lorens, a young Swedish officer, catches the eye of Martine but knows he cannot have her. He leaves for war but cannot get her off his mind. Achille Pepin, a baritone opera singer, travels to Jutland while performing to cure his melancholic state. He gets transfixed by the melodious sounds coming from a far. He enters the church and is immediately transfixed by Filippa’s beauty. He approaches her father and offers his services of voice lessons to Filippa in order to woo her. He agrees, only to realize what Achille’s true intention happens to be. Achille and Filippa share a duet as Father and Martine listen on in the other room. He promises to sweep her away to move on to a better life. Filippa stops their lessons and Achille is heartbroken...
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