Film - Feature | May 11 | 7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Following the 5:00 screening of Marcel Pagnol's 1938 French tale of cuckoldry, join your fellow filmgoers for a scrumptious meal, prepared and served by Babette chefs Joan and Patrick. Film and dinner require separate ticket purchase.
The Baker's Wife is a warm and ribald comedy based on the idea that food is the life of a community. Under trees that cast sun-flecked shadows, village debates are diverted when the wife of the new baker runs off with a shepherd. Not that it surprises anyone (the postman rings twice in Provence, too), but the baker says he cannot be two thingscuckold and breadmakerat the same time. It behooves the villagers to band together to find the wayward wife, for she is their daily bread.