Babettes gaestebud (Babette’s Feast)
1987
***
Director: Gabriel Axel
Cast: Stephane Audran, Birgitte Federspeil, Bodil Kjer, Jean-Philippe Lafont

In the 19th century two beautiful pastor’s daughters snub their many suitors in order to dedicate their lives to the church. Years later they take in a mysterious French refugee who brings a breath of fresh air to the small community. This cute Danish drama is a joy to watch, especially in the second half, but it cannot live up to its somewhat bloated reputation. Chocolat obviously picked up a thing or two from this film. Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film.