February 2023

Pamela has proposed three films (see below) for us to watch this month. Nominations have now closed and the selection is … Babette’s Feast!

Please bring warm clothing – Kerry tells me the heating will be on, but better safe than sorry – and something soft to sit on.

Saving Grace

Saving Grace. British comedy starring Brenda Blethyn and Craig Ferguson. Set in Cornwall, the film tells the story of a middle aged widow whose irresponsible husband left her in an enormous debt, forcing her to grow cannabis in her greenhouse along with her gardener Matthew to avoid losing her house.

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot. Two struggling musicians witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and try to find a way out of the city before they are found and killed by the mob. The only job that will pay their way is an all girl band so the two dress up as women. In addition to hiding, each has his own problems; One falls for another band member but can’t tell her his gender, and the other has a rich suitor who will not take No, for an answer. The film is widely regarded as one of the best films of all time.

Babette’s Feast

Babette’s Feast. Beautiful but pious sisters Martine (Birgitte Federspiel) and Philippa (Bodil Kjer) grow to spinsterhood under the wrathful eye of their strict pastor father on the forbidding and desolate coast of Jutland, until one day, Philippa’s former suitor sends a Parisian refugee named Babette (St├ęphane Audran) to serve as the family cook. The film won the 1987 Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards and the BAFTA Film Award for Best Foreign Language Film.