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A Season of Scandinavian and Nordic Cinema
Brought you by Exeter Phoenix. Supported by Film Hub South West and West Midlands, part of the BFI Audience network.
Meal Deal available with this film:
JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL NORDIC FEAST. SAMPLE EXTRAVAGANT SAVOURY PASTRIES, SIP DELICIOUS CONSOMMÉS, INDULGE IN BEAUTIFUL BLINIS AND TOP IT ALL OFF WITH A CELEBRATORY KUGLEHOPH CAKE. £15 WHEN BOUGHT WITH A TICKET FOR THE 8.15PM SCREENING. SERVED AT 6.30PM.
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Babette’s Feast (U)
With introduction from food historian Dr Annie Grey (8.15pm screening only)
Babette’s gæstebud (original title)
Denmark, 1987, 102 mins. Dir Gabriel Axel
The tale of a displaced Parisian chef who comes to live as a servant to two elderly sisters in a frugal Christian community on Denmark’s Jutland coast.
At first she bends to the sisters’ self-disciplined life and diet, and her services are warmly appreciated.
But when a stroke of good fortune leads her to winning the lottery she takes the opportunity to treat the community to a lavish, multi-course masterpiece of French cuisine. Babette’s feast is an extraordinary film that delivers one of cinema’s most mouthwatering meals.
‘An Oscar-winning tale of everyday passion, magic and miracles – a delicacy to savour.’
About Dr Annie Gray
The 8.15pm screening will include a salivating presentation by food historian Dr Annie Gray who will introduce Babette’s dishes, identifying her unusual ingredients and discussing long forgotten techniques.
Annie Gray specialises on food and dining c.1700-1900 and has studies the interplay of class and gender in promoting change. She is also a regular panelist on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet and has featured on Heston’s Great British Food and The Great Bristish Bake off.