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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch MO (Text) 33126023774155 DVD Available -
Erlanger Branch MO (Text) 33126023774148 DVD Checked out 07/31/2021

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  • Physical Description: videodisc
    2 videodiscs (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (64 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
  • Edition: Widescreen ed.
  • Publisher: United States : The Criterion Collection, p2013, 1987.

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General Note: Adapted from a story by Isak Dinesen.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1987.
Special features: Disc 1: Trailer. Disc 2: Gabriel Axel (new interview with the director); Stéphane Audran (new interview with the actor); Table scraps (visual essay by Michael Almereyda of book to film, narrated by Lori Singer); Karen Blixen - storyteller (a 1995 documentary about the author); An artist of the everyday (interview with sociologist Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson). Booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Mark Le Fanu and Dinesen's 1950 story.
In Danish, French and Swedish dialogue; English subtitles.
Participant or Performer Note: Stephane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel, Jarl Kulle, Jean Philippe Lafont, Bibi Andersson ; narrator, Ghita Nørby.
Summary, etc.: 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 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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: G; for mild frightening scenes, violence, usage of alcohol and smoking.
Language Note:
In Danish, French and Swedish dialogue; English subtitles.
Subject: Christian life Denmark 19th century Drama
Cooking, French Drama
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