Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles

Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles

Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles

Cakes. They're not just a treat; they're an artform. Sundance award-nominated director Laura Gabbert (City of Gold) follows five chefs, including the world renowned Yotam Ottolenghi, as they attempt to bring something new, exciting and sumptuous (in cake form) to an extravagant food gala based on the art exhibit "Visitors to Versailles."

2020Rating: G75 minsUSA
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Stuff

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More visually than intellectually edifying.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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The results are eye-popping, sometimes almost confoundingly so.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Evolves into a complex exploration of the symbiotic relationship between money and art, and questions what the visibility of that conspicuous consumption could portend.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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In its attempt to cram too many narratives and subjects into too short of a running time, it ends up coming across as both overstuffed and oddly undernourished.

IndieWire

IndieWire

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A more nuanced documentary — one that didn’t just feel like evidence of an event that happened at a museum, but a work of art unto itself — might have made a meal out of such ideas, rather than just offering them for dessert.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

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For such a sweet film, Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles evolves into a complex exploration of the symbiotic relationship between money and art, and questions what the visibility of that conspicuous consumption could portend.

Stuff

Stuff

press

More visually than intellectually edifying.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The results are eye-popping, sometimes almost confoundingly so.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Evolves into a complex exploration of the symbiotic relationship between money and art, and questions what the visibility of that conspicuous consumption could portend.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

In its attempt to cram too many narratives and subjects into too short of a running time, it ends up coming across as both overstuffed and oddly undernourished.

IndieWire

IndieWire

press

A more nuanced documentary — one that didn’t just feel like evidence of an event that happened at a museum, but a work of art unto itself — might have made a meal out of such ideas, rather than just offering them for dessert.

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

press

For such a sweet film, Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles evolves into a complex exploration of the symbiotic relationship between money and art, and questions what the visibility of that conspicuous consumption could portend.

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