KINGS OF PASTRY

United States 2009 – Director: Chris Hegedus & D.A. Pennebaker – Original language: English, French – Subtitles: English

What wouldn’t you do for pastry…? A high-end pastry chef from Chicago is giving it his all to win the coveted title of MOF, Meilleur Ouvrier de France. But he is not the only one and it requires the utmost skill and dedication to be the champion. This is a world of strict judges, obsessed master confectioners and three days battle to make the pastry to beat them all. "I don’t mean to be harsh but it’s a man’s thing." The women are only there to comfort the would-be pastry kings when they burst into tears because they have snapped off a piece of their sugar crown. An ode to perfectionisme pour le perfectionisme.  Who will be victorious? You will be on the edge of your seats.

English/Original Title: Kings of Pastry. Camera: Chris Hegedus, D A Pennebaker, Nick Doob. Sound: Chris Hegedus, D A Pennebaker, Nick Doob. Editing: Chris Hegedus, D A Pennebaker. Music: Alex Toledano. Production: Pennebaker Hegedus Films. Producer: Frazer Pennebaker, Flora Lazar. Length: 86 min. International Sales: Jane Balfour Services, Ltd.