7:30 PM, 12th October, 2023
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EMBASSY OF FRANCE AND ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE CANBERRA
Ever since he was a child, all that Yazid (Riadh Belaïch) wanted to do was become a pastry chef like his culinary heroes. But a troubled family life, constantly moving between foster homes and the ongoing threat of homelessness all seemed to push his dreams further and further out of reach. When Yazid miraculously manages to secure an apprenticeship at a prestigious Parisian restaurant, he must suddenly learn to navigate the elitist pastry world under the guidance of the chefs he so idolises – en route to competing for Paris at the International Pastry championships.
Based on an inspiring true story, Sugar and Stars is a sweet, feel-good concoction of a film about overcoming obstacles and achieving your dreams against all odds. Prepared with a generous helping of heart and a sprinkle of soul, it’s best seen on a full stomach.