BABETTE’S FEAST (1987)
Wednesday, July 14 | 6:00 PM
Directed by Gabriel Axel | 103 min
Charming and melancholy, Babette’s Feast is a timeless Scandinavian treat that explores the complex relationships between people, beliefs, and what it means to be an artist. Beautiful but pious sisters Martine and Philippa grow to spinsterhood under the wrathful eye of their strict pastor father on the desolate coast of Jutland, until one day, Philippa’s former suitor sends a Parisian refugee named Babette 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.
This film includes a multi-course meal inspired by the food of Babette’s Feast and presented by Rob Ittner and the Ranch Café. Tickets include beverages, hors d’oeuvres and dinner, and is presented in conjunction with Anderson Ranch’s “Recognition Week” fundraising event.