Babette, a superb French chef, lives an anonymous life among a pious congregation on the desolate coast of Denmark. As housekeeper and cook to two elderly, religious women, she’s never called on the prepare anything very exciting; until one day, she wins 10,000 francs and decides to spend it all by creating the most memorable meal ever consumed, even though her guests will have no idea what they’re
Dr. Rita George Tvrtković recommends this film: "The film Babette's Feast, is a parable with strong christological themes. And it's just a beautiful movie!"
Dr. John Kloos also recommends this film: "It portrays some very dour Protestants in Jutland who take in the Parisian (and Catholic) chief Babette who turns out to create a sumptuous meal. Lots of possibilities for reflection on Lent/Easter in that one!"
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Recommended by Librarian, Joan Hopkins
Powerful story of a Roman soldier given the task of finding out what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.