Here is a quick synopsis about the two movies I watched. I plan to watch them again, to give you a detailed account and my review of these films.
Meilleur Ouvrier de France 2009 (a film by D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus) is known by the English title, “Kings of Pastry.” It is about the pursuit of excellence to become recognised as Best of the Best pastry chefs. An honour awarded by the French body, Meilleur Ouvrier de France. This movie rivets with edge of the seat passion and excitement as it documents the trials and challenges for obtaining the coveted collar. 16 finalists, 3 days, 1 chance. Only 5 are successfully crowned from this once-in-4 year competition. Those who attained this highly acclaimed honour are called henceforth called MOFs, and they are easily distinguished by their blue, white and red banded collar. It is said one could be jailed for imposting a MOF.
The second movie, Patisserie Coin de Rue (2011), directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa, is a charming story which evolves around a country girl who comes to Tokyo in search of her boyfriend and her dream to become well trained as a pastry chef. As luck would have it, she gets an apprenticeship at a corner pastry shop, Coin de Rue, owned by an American and his Japanese wife. As she grows in acquiring skills, she becomes acquainted with two well-known customers who themselves are/were “kings of pastry” of their days. This is a story about achieving excellence and about never giving up. A good family oriented movie, and about patching up old wounds and moving forward for attaining greater successes.Image © http://www.dramastyle.com
Stay tuned. I shall write reviews for these two films within the week. If you come across these, go to the movies, or rent it from your local sources. It’s worth watching.
Please subscribe to this blog and you’ll be updated when the review is written. Stay tuned. Thanks for visiting.
1. The Kings of Pastry (2008) Movie Review