Screen Biting around Dorset

SCREEN Bites Food Film Festival, bringing films from around the world to village halls across Dorset – continues until  28th October.

Still on the menu are  A Chef In Love, at Wootton Fitzpaine, on Thursday 26th, set in Georgia as the Bolshevik revolution rolls into the independent Black Sea country where Chef Pascal Ichak creates gourmet banquets and loves a princess. Felicity’s Farm Shop, with Zoe’s Chocolates, and the off-grid farmers of Fivepenny Farm will be serving up all sorts of delicious food.

The penultimate evening, Friday 27th, features arguably the greatest food film of all, Babette’s Feast, starring the matchless Stephane Audran as a famous 19th century Parisian chef who has fled war-torn Paris to live as a cook and servant in an austere community on the Jutland peninsula. It epitomises food as a metaphor for community sharing. Producers will include Moreton Tea Rooms, Purbeck Cider and the Watercress Company.

The finale, Saturday 28th, is at Tarrant Keyneston’s Anne Biddlecombe Hall where the film is Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death, a comedy thriller with Ashley Jensen, Robert Bathurst and Hermione Norris and a gorgeous Cotswold setting. The food will include quiches from Lizzie Baking Bird and Christine’s Puddings, and Dorset Game Larder and Miss Marshmellow, among other producers.

For bookings phone 01963 32525 and for full details visit the website www.screenbites.co.uk