Kings of Pastry Documentary Opens Friday at the Coral Gables Art Cinema

If you're a French pastry chef, there's a chance your ambition in life is to wear a blue, white and red striped collar that shows you're among les meilleur craftsmen in France. But getting said collar involves three days of grueling competition under the critical eyes of master judges and pressure so intense it can make grown men cry.

In Kings of Pastry, renowned documentary makers Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker profile three chefs as they compete against 13 others for the collar in the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France competition in Lyon.

You know those TV shows where gorgeous cakes splatter over the floor before making it to the judge's table? Heart breaking, right? You'll see that happen in this film, except here the stakes -- being named the best by the president of France -- are just a little higher. Get ready to see dreams and sugar sculptures shatter.

The film's trailer and screening times after the jump.

Screening times

December 10 - 7:00 & 8:45 p.m.

December 11 - 5:00, 7:00 & 8:45 p.m.

December 12 - 5:00, 7:00 & 8:45 p.m.

December 13 - 6:30 p.m.

December 14 - 9:30 p.m.

December 15 - 6:30 p.m.

December 16 - 6:30 & 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $9 and can be bought at the cinema's box office, (260 Aragon Ave., 786 385-9689) during screening hours.

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