Pennebaker and chris hegedus dont look back, monterey pop, the war. Filmmakers d a pennebaker and chris hegedus secured exclusive access to shoot this epic, neverbeforefilmed test of frances finest artisans. When chris hegedus and d a pennebaker, awardwinning. The end result is a rich, indulgent delight, that i have dreams. My entire family has grown very fond of watching the great british baking show, and we love the camaraderie of the bakers. Chefs jacquy pfeiffer and sebastien canonne, subjects of the new documentary film kings of pastry by chris hegedus and d a.
For three days, sixteen chefs whip up delectable, gravitydefying concoctions, and there is edgeofthe seat drama as they deliver. Sep 24, 2010 their new film, kings of pastry, goes inside an intense event that few americans know much about a kind of tradesmens olympics in which the winners are awarded the status of. The film follows a trio of pastry chefs and the travails they endure to attain one of the highest honors in france. For me, chris hegedus the subject of kings of pastry was a natural fit. The documentary shows how they experiment, venture, and. The film follows jacquy pfeiffer, founder of the french pastry school in chicago, as he returns to france to compete in this competition of extraordinary skill, nerves of steel, and luck, in hopes of being declared, by president sarkozy, one of the kings of pastry. Filmmakers and married couple hegedus and pennebaker received unprecedented access from the mof organization to film the threeday contest in lyons, france, including not only the events public presentations but also the behindthescenes cooking and judging. For three days, sixteen chefs whip up delectable, gravitydefying concoctions, and there is edgeofthe seat drama as they deliver their fantastical, spunsugar. Featured best selling alphabetically, az alphabetically, za price, low to high price, high to low date, new to old date, old to new. A documentary film by chris hegedus and d a pennebaker pbs airdate. Kings of pastrys jacquy pfeiffer published an article in the huffington post, recounting his own experience of the legendary m. From the makers of the documentary classics dont look back and the war room. Each competitor must execute over 40 handmade concoctions in just three days, everything from delicate chocolates adorned with gold foil to towering sculptures of blown sugar encircled with colorful candied ribbon. In fact, the few stylistic touches there are, like an overly jaunty.
However, this is a documentary that works, drama, great tension, family stories, and most of all camaraderie between the bakers and. Pennebaker turn to the highest levels of professional cooking in kings of pastry, a short work whose drama plays like a. I hope that after seeing the film, kings of pastry, all will have a newfound appreciation of the hard work of all artisans and their continual pursuit of excellence, said pfeiffer. Chef jacquy pfeiffer at the french pastry school in chicago, as seen in kings of pastry. Watch kings of pastry full movie video dailymotion. June 21, 2011 at 10 pm check local listings watch the trailer and find out more about this film. Every four years, top chefs compete for the french pastry worlds highest honor. Like most of the chefs in the film, my grandfather apprenticed at sixteen to a baker in europe. The film follows jacquy pfeiffer, founder of the french pastry school in chicago, as he returns to france to compete against 15 of frances leading pastry chefs. Watch kings of pastry movie trailers, exclusive videos, interviews from the cast, movie clips and more at. Chefs jacquy pfeiffer and sebastien canonne, subjects of the new documentary film kings of. Pennebaker and chris hegedus the war room shadow jacquy pfeiffer, founder of the french. The entire film, kings of pastry, will be streaming until september 20, 2011. People often ask why we would make a film about a french pastry competition especially after making films on dylan dont look.
Their new film, kings of pastry, goes inside an intense event that few americans know much about a kind of tradesmens olympics in which the winners are awarded the status of. Pennebaker and chris hegedus that follows a group of worldclass french pastry chefs as they compete for frances most prestigious craftsmen award. Pennebaker and chris hegedus that follows a group of worldclass french pastry chefs as. But despite the colorful, epic dessert sculptures on display, the film isnt much to look at. The film captures the highstakes drama of the competition passion, sacrifice, disappointment, and joy in the quest to become one of the kings of pastry. I never saw so many strong men sobbing at once the guardian uk. The cheesecakes from kings pastry are some of the finest i have eaten ever. Kings of pastry is a documentary film from director chris hegedus and da pennebaker. This was a historical occasion as it was the first time that cameras were allowed to witness this event. Watch kings of pastry full movie hd video dailymotion. People often ask why we would make a film about a french pastry competition especially after making films on dylan dont look back and politics the war room. The olympics are relatively tensionfree compared to the highstakes competition for the culinary worlds ultimate accolade for the pastry chef.
Kings of pastry is not typical fare for chris hegedus and d. Feb 02, 2015 kings of pastry full movie subtitled in spanish kings of pastry full movie subtitled in french kings of pastry film complet soustitree en francais kings of pastry full movie subtitled in german kings of pastry volledige film ondertiteld in het nederlands kings of pastry full movie subtitled in portuguese. Kings of pastry a documentary film by chris hegedus and d a pennebaker. Pennebaker and chris hegedus took the subject of pastrymaking at the highest, most refined levels, and showed us a world of artists heretofore unsung by most of us who are only too happy to pop a petit four or a truffle into our mouths for a moment s delight. Acclaimed filmmakers chris hegedus and d a pennebaker talk about what it was like to film the best french pastry chefs at work, whether they got to eat any of the pastries and the amount of work that it takes to create pastry at the mof level. What makes kings of pastry more than a sugarcoated showcase of culinary porn is its emphasis on the individual human dramas that exist behind all of these delicacies. Kings of pastry is an excellent choice for a documentary the highest single award in french patisserie, the culinary everest, the pinnacle of a career, the olympic gold for chocolate and sugar. France poetically translated as best craftsman of france is the most soughtafter distinction for the worlds pastry chefs. I found this film, pastry kings on netflix and immediately got caught up in the drama. Amazing movie highly recommended especially for bakers pastry beginners, you will never regret that you spend your time to watch that movie. He immigrated to new york city, and in the 1920s he opened two, elegant, confectionary tea rooms creating his own signature chocolates and ice creams. The inevitable disasters and successes prove both poignant and hilarious. Kings of pastry full frame documentary film festival. Delve deeper into kings of pastry a film by chris hegedus and d a pennebaker this multimedia resource list, compiled by susan conlon and martha perry liu of princeton public library, provides a range of perspectives on the issues raised by the upcoming pov documentary kings of pastry.
Kings of pastry 2010 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. Kings of pastry is about the craft, the teaching and learning, the collaborative work, the tedium, the heartbreak and emotional backbone it takes to make something lovely, even if that something is destined to disappear down a gullet in seconds and. It is truly a remarkable and gripping film, one that is perfect for anyone who enjoys the world of french cuisine and cooking competitions, while at the same time standing apart from other cooking shows and competitions, since the kings of pastry is a much more unique, informative, and interesting film to enjoy. They drive themselves to the edge of emotional breakdowns, and though briefly discussed, transfer this tension to their immediate family members. Sixteen french pastry chefs gather in lyon for three intense days of mixing, piping and sculpting everything from delicate chocolates to sixfoot sugar sculptures in hopes of being declared one.
Dec 31, 2014 kings of pastry full movie subtitled in french kings of pastry film complet soustitree en francais kings of pastry full movie subtitled in german kings of pastry volledige film ondertiteld in het nederlands kings of pastry full movie subtitled in portuguese kings of pastry film e completo com legendas em portugues. Pennebaker, the american husband and wife team known for direct and uncompromising documentaries from dont look back 1967, d. David edelstein, new york magazine world cupsize thrills, tension, and glory. Two other finalists are profiled in the film chef regis lazard, who was competing for the second time he dropped his sugar sculpture the first time, and chef philippe. Kings of pastry gently documents one representation of that endurance, cataloguing the preparations for an annual contest orchestrated by the french ministry of labor to recognize patisserie mastery. Filmmakers and married couple hegedus and pennebaker received unprecedented access from the mof organization to film the threeday contest in lyons, france, including not only the events public presentations but also. Chef jacquy pfeiffer demonstrates how to make sugar sculptures. Pennebaker and chris hegedus that follows a group of worldclass french pastry chefs as they compete for frances most. The film follows chef jacquy pfeiffer, cofounder of chicagos french pastry school, as he journeys back to his childhood home of alsace to practice for the contest. The 3day competition includes everything from delicate chocolates to precarious six foot sugar sculptures and requires that the chefs have extraordinary skill, nerves of steel and luck. This film was directed by chris hegedus and da pennebaker, who made bill clintons war room.1509 480 1168 596 570 1279 955 944 392 408 129 100 535 518 1061 1406 867 782 188 1079 1343 450 1162 1085 309 892 1227 1490 1484 1274 59 1037 1248 647 197 603 1199 334 1359 168