COMEDY, DRAMA / FRANCE / 2022 / 110MINS / M
Based on champion pastry chef Yazid Ichemrahem’s own autobiography and starring influencer Riadh Belaïche, comes a story of struggle and triumph above all else. A feel-good film that will have you laughing and crying, Sugar and Stars is sprinkled with heart and prepared with a whole lot of soul.
Ever since childhood, all Yazid ever wanted was to cook delicious desserts and provide for his adoptive family. At night he gazes longingly at the pictures of his favourite pastry chefs on the wall before he drifts off to sleep – propelled forward by his dream of becoming a great chef just like his heroes.
Securing 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. Throughout his journey, Yazid must grapple with homelessness, family issues and a lack of belonging, completely set on his goal - to compete for Paris at the International Pastry championship.
With his talent and the support of true friends, Yazid might just be one step closer to finding the secret ingredient to achieving his dreams - against all odds.
FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
COMEDY FESTIVAL DE L'ALPE D'HUEZ 2023 - Official Competition