This week we have the 22nd (!!) release in our partnership with our friends across the pond at Black Dragon Press: BABETTE’S FEAST by Sterling Hundley.
Directed by Gabriel Axel, the '80s arthouse classic focuses on two sisters who've spent their entire lives on a desolate coast under the wrathful eye of their pastor father and his devoted congregation. After he passes away, a Parisian refugee named Babette enters the picture as their housekeeper, and with her a world of fleshly pleasures like delicious food and wine.
Based on a 1958 story by Isak Dinesen — a pen name of Karen Blixen — and winner of 1987’s Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, BABETTE’S FEAST is a Danish drama that deftly balances the relationships between piety, grace, and selflessness, and ultimately tells the story of what it means to be an artist.
We love Sterling Hundley’s artwork for this poster. It’s elegant and hypnotic, just like Babette herself, and his approach to the congressional community and the struggle of allowing themselves earthly sensual pleasures like a decadent meal or drink is perfect.
If you've never seen the film, you should check it out. And if you're feeling really ambitious, there are a decent amount of recipes out there to recreate the feast yourself.
We will have a small allotment of the run that will be available tomorrow (10/6) via The Drop at 11 AM (CT), or if you’re overseas you can pick it up from Black Dragon Press.
Black Dragon Press x Mondo #22: BABETTE'S FEAST Screenprinted Poster. Printed by White Duck Editions. 18"x24". Edition of 100. Expected to ship in November 2020. Ships worldwide. $55.