Babette's Feast

Babette's Feast film

The Church meets pop culture for this podcast series of Advent reflections. Fr Peter Malone MSC relates 28 movies to the Gospel.

Following an Advent Calendar theme, one MP3 review is uploaded for each day of Advent.

Week ONE: Wednesday

Babette's Feast (1987)

"Out of little, she makes a wonderful banquet that brings the community together. People who've been hostile start to speak to each other in the enjoyment of the feast. There's a whole dance of life at the end of the film as they all go out from the banquet."


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Fr Peter's review

Babette's Feast - Review 42.00 kB

Background on the film can be found at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).


Fr Peter Malone is a former president of SIGNIS - the World Catholic Association for Communication. He's a highly experienced film critic and author who has travelled the world watching, writing on and talking about movies. Since 1968, he's written reviews for a number of Catholic magazines and periodicals. He's also written many books on cinema including Films and Values, Movie Christs and Antichrists, Cinema Down Under and the excellent Lights, Camera, Faith (Movie Lectionary) series.


Babette's Feast (1987)

Fr Peter Malone MSC reviews 'Babette's Feast' and relates the film to Advent.   babettes-feast.mp3 2.47 MB