Archive of films Babe / Babe

Australia / USA
1995, 89 min

Section: Six Close Encounters
Year: 2015

Sion Sono presents

Cows give milk, cats primp and preen, dogs guard sheep. But what are pigs good for? Quite simply, people raise them for the dinner table. But one sweetheart of a little pig defied his fate. The now classic family comedy reminds us that decency will take you far and that sheep may not be as stupid as they at first seem.


Cows give milk and dogs guard sheep. Cats primp and preen. But what are pigs good for? That’s easy: people raise them for the dinner table. This is what Arthur Hoggett believes as well, at least until he wins a piglet in a contest at the local market. Babe, as the other animals on Hoggett’s farm call the newcomer, is still little and knows nothing of the harsh realities of the human world. Thanks to his natural politeness and friendly nature, however, he soon wins over many new friends. It doesn’t take long for the kind-hearted farmer to realize that turning this clever little pig into roast pork would be ill-advised... A story about how decency will take you places and how sheep are not as dumb as they might at first seem. One curious little porker, an eccentric duck, three singing mice, and lots of cute little snouts and muzzles in a classic family comedy that you don’t normally get to see at a film fest.

Martin Horyna

About the director

Chris Noonan

Chris Noonan (b. 1952, Australia) is a director, producer, screenwriter and actor. Since making his first short film Could It Happen Here? in 1973, he has worked on many projects, mostly for television. A turning point in his career came with the family film Babe (1995), which was nominated for seven Oscars. Although he failed to win the statues for Best Film and Best Screenplay, the film received the Oscar for Best Visual Effects and won the hearts of audiences around the world. After an 11-year hiatus, he returned with the biographical drama Miss Potter (2006) starring Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor and Emily Watson. He has spent the past ten years working, once again, mostly in television.


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Six Close Encounters
Director: Chris Noonan
Screenplay: George Miller, Chris Noonan podle knihy Prasátko Babe / based on the book The Sheep Pig by Dick King-Smith
Dir. of Photography: Andrew Lesnie
Music: Nigel Westlake
Editor: Marcus D’Arcy, Jay Friedkin
Art Director: Roger Ford
Producer: Kennedy Miller Productions
Production: Bill Miller, George Miller, Doug Mitchell
Cast: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh
Sales: Universal

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