Directors Pennebaker and Hegedus, (DONT LOOK BACK, THE WAR ROOM) turn their sights on the epic competition for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF), France’s Nobel Prize for pastry. For three days, sixteen chefs whip up delectable, gravity-defying concoctions, and there is edge-of-the seat drama as they deliver their fantastical, spun-sugar desserts to the display table. The inevitable disasters prove both poignant and hilarious.
In the U.K., critics dubbed it “the culinary HURT LOCKER”; “gastro-porn of the highest quality…as thrilling as any Olympic final”; and “quite possibly one of the most delicious films ever committed to celluloid.” Yum.
(Karen Cooper, director Film Forum)