Babette’s Feast

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Babette’s Feast

  • 1987
  • Directed By: Gabriel Axel
  • Rated G
  • Drama
  • 102 Minutes
  1. Monday, September 22, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Babette's Feast

Themester: EAT, Drink, THINK:
Food From Art to Science

Based on a short story by Isak Dinesen, Babette’s Feast was the first Danish film to win the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film and is considered a classic of the “food film” genre. A 19th century political refugee, Babette finds a home in an austere Danish village cooking for two elderly sisters. When Babette wins the lottery, she sets about repaying the sisters’ kindness with a feast. The film lovingly depicts the pleasures of food and the artistry of cooking. In Danish, Swedish, and French languages with English subtitles. (35mm presentation)


IU's College of Arts and Sciences’ Themester explores the theme of Eat, Drink, Think: Food from Art to Science. Films were chosen to complement Themester courses and contribute to our understanding of the role of food in our lives. The series is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and IU Cinema. All Themester screenings are free, but ticketed.