Babette’s Feast • 26m
In this 2013 video essay on BABETTE’S FEAST, filmmaker Michael Almereyda charts the path from Isak Dinesen’s story to Gabriel Axel’s film, taking detours along the way into art history, philosophy, and the author’s life in Africa. Actor Lori Singer narrates.
Up Next in Babette’s Feast
In this feature-length documentary from 1995, director Christian Braad Thomsen weaves together a portrait of Danish author Karen Blixen—who wrote under the pen name Isak Dinesen—through interviews with her friends and students, and archival television appearances by the writer.
An Artist of the Everyday
In this interview, conducted in April 2013, sociology professor Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson, the author of “Accounting for Taste: The Triumph of French Cuisine,” discusses the importance of cuisine to the French national identity, and its poignant evocation in BABETTE’S FEAST.