Movie Review: Babette's Feast
An endearing film set in a quaint, Danish village. I think this film lends itself well to rewatches, so each character isn’t fully developed in my Initial viewing. But this film gives such a beautiful picture of grace in the Christian life. Jesus’ free offering of salvation to those who are ungrateful, and who reject him. The world class chef leaves her position to serve in this village, and offers all her winnings from a lottery to prepare the finest meal for the people of the village to commemorate their late priest’s 100th birthday. It’s a wonderful picture of the incarnation, Grace, and love in a most peculiar setting. But it all lands so wonderfully.
Babette's Feast will be shown on Sunday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
Reviewer Michael Svendsen is an intern at St. James Church. He is pursuing a Master's Degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.