Sunday, June 28, 2015
Where: The Paramount Theater
Cost: $6.00, $4.00 Youth 12 & Under
[G], 102 min.
Starring: Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte Federspiel
In a remote 19th Danish century village two sisters lead a rigid life centered around their father, the local minister, and their church. Both had opportunities to leave the village: one could have married a young army officer and the other, a French opera singer, but their father objected in each case and they spent their lives caring for him. Many years later, after their father is deceased, they take in the French refugee, Babette Hersant, who agrees to work as their servant. After winning the lottery, Babette wants to repay the sisters for their kindness and offers to cook a French meal for them and their friends on the 100th anniversary of their father’s birth. It proves to be an eye-opening experience for everyone.