BA­BETTE’S FEAST/BABETTES GÆSTEBUD

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM LISTINGS - Di­rected by Gabriel Axel. Star­ring Stephane Au­dran, Bir­gitte Fed­er­spiel, Bodil Kjer, Bibi An­der­s­son

A cook in some cruel part of Den­mark elects to spend her lot­tery win­nings on a huge ban­quet for her em­ploy­ers. On its re­lease in 1987, Axel’s adap­ta­tion of a lit­tle-known Isak Di­ne­sen story be­came the film you needed to have seen when ar­riv­ing at din­ner par­ties. You can just about see why. Ba­bette’s

Feast re­mains one of the more lus­cious-look­ing food pic­tures. It’s also too empty, too po­lite and too in love with high-fat in­dul­gence. Club, QFT, Belfast, 103 min

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