Kings of Pastry
Directed by D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus • 2009 • United States
For French pastry chefs, the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (Best Craftsmen in France) is nothing less than the Olympics of their trade: an intense three-day competition in which a selection of the country’s finest pâtissiers turn out a dazzling array of delectable confections in hopes of being awarded the prestigious blue, white, and red striped collar that marks them as the finest in their field. Granted unprecedented access to this elite culinary marathon, documentary legends D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus capture the high drama (there will be tears) and vivid human stories behind each sugar-spun delight.
Up Next in Documentaries
maɬni—towards the ocean, towards the ...
Directed by Sky Hopinka • 2020 • United States
A poetic experimental documentary circling the origin of the death myth of the Chinookan people in the Pacific Northwest, MAŁNI—TOWARDS THE OCEAN, TOWARDS THE SHORE follows two individuals as they wander through nature, the spirit world, and somethi...
Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini • 1964 • Italy
Starring Pier Paolo Pasolini, Lello Bersani
In 1964, Pier Paolo Pasolini took to the streets of Italy, armed with a camera and microphone, to interview a cross section of ordinary Italians about their attitudes towards sex and sexuality. Interrogati...
Directed by Margot Benacerraf • 1959 • Venezuela
A work of such overwhelming grandeur that Jean Renoir told director Margot Benacerraf after viewing the film, “Above all . . . don’t cut a single image,” this poetic documentary-narrative hybrid is a landmark of both neorealist and feminist South ...