On November 21st, just in time for Thanksgiving, we break open the classic Academy Award-winning film, Babette’s Feast. The National Catholic Register wrote that the film is “a quiet celebration of the divine grace that meets us at every turn, and even redeems our ways not taken, our sacrifices and losses.” When the film was re-released in 2012, the Daily Telegraph called it “melancholy bliss,” and Empire Magazine said “It’s still good enough to eat.”
You can find the film on pretty much every streaming service, including on Amazon Prime.
Just a note that Babette’s Feast is a foreign art film. That is to say, it is more meditative in its pacing and less about external action. The film is a beautiful visual metaphor for the gift of artistic talent, and, through a Christian lens, the Eucharist. You also may want to read the original short story on which the film is based.