Wohnort: North by Northwest
|Verfasst am: 16 Apr 2013 08:03 Titel: #665: 'Babette's Feast' (Gabriel Axel)
|23. Juli 2013
Blu-ray + DVD (2 Discs) #665: “Babettes Fest / Babettes gæstebud / Babette’s Feast” [DK 1987, Gabriel Axel]
At once a rousing paean to artistic creation, a delicate evocation of divine grace, and the ultimate film about food, the Oscar-winning Babette’s Feast is a deeply beloved cinematic treasure. Directed by Gabriel Axel and adapted from a story by Isak Dinesen, this is the layered tale of a French housekeeper with a mysterious past who brings quiet revolution in the form of one exquisite meal to a circle of starkly pious villagers in late nineteenth-century Denmark. Babette’s Feast combines earthiness and reverence in an indescribably moving depiction of pleasure that goes to your head like fine champagne.
- New 2K digital film restoration
- 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
- New interview with actor Stéphane Audran
- Karen Blixen: Storyteller, a 1995 documentary about the author of the film’s source story, who wrote under the pen name Isak Dinesen
- New visual essay by filmmaker Michael Almereyda
- New interview with sociologist Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson about the significance of cuisine in French culture
- PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Mark Le Fanu and Dinesen’s 1950 story
Race hate isn't human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature.
--- Orson Welles