Film: Babette’s Feast
(below) is a Danish movie, subtitled in English, set in a rural 19th Century village. Two older sisters who lead a simple puritan life decide to take in a French refugee, Babette Hersant, against their neighbours’ advice. Babette agrees to work as their servant. After winning the lottery, Babette wants to repay the sisters for their kindness and offers to cook a lavish French meal for them. It is a story of friendship, human endeavour and kindness. It is hard to beat a good old story. I also love action movies where you
don’t have to think.