Gabriel Axel—Babette’s Feast Director

Mr. Axel Babette's Feast Lillibridge

Gabriel Axel, a director whose 1987 labor of love, “Babette’s Feast,” received the first foreign-language Oscar awarded to a Danish motion picture — and heralded a growing popular interest in all things food — died on Sunday (February 9th) in Copenhagen. He was 95.

Thank you & Farewell Mr. Axel, Babette’s feast is one of the absolute movie delights of my lifetime. I want to see it with my children.

Here is the link to his NYTimes obituary:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/13/movies/gabriel-axel-director-of-babettes-feast-dies-at-95.html?_r=0