Thursday, May 12, 2011

Babette's Feast (1987)

# 39 on my List is to watch all of the Oscar winners for Best Foreign Film from 1980 till present.
Babette's Feast via Google Images
I saw Babette's Feast last weekend.
It is a gentle, charming and quiet film. The performances are impeccable and it is one of the most beautiful films I've seen about food. However, while I enjoyed Babette's Feast, I'm surprised it won the Oscar. The only other film I've seen from that year is Au Revoir les Enfants (which was also in the running for the Oscar) and I thought it was far more moving and dramatic with a climax that had me bawling.

Have Moscow Does not Believe in Tears next in my Netflix queue and I'm really looking forward to it!

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