Fans of French cinema got to see two sweet treats this afternoon at a special Taste of France event screening within the Alliance Française French Film Festival, which started this week in Brisbane.
The one-metre-high sculpture in chocolate was created by one of Brisbane’s finest pastry chefs, Eun-Ji Carujo, and placed on display at Palace Barracks Cinemas ahead of a screening of ‘Sugar and Stars’, based on French world champion pastry chef Yazid Ichemrahem’s autobiography.
Eun-Ji Carujo designed and created the sculpture to celebrate the Alliance Française French Film Festival, with nods to their presenting sponsor and Palace Cinemas and references to the golden age of cinema with a film reel made of chocolate.
Eun-Ji holds France’s highest diploma in pastry and is the Head Pastry Chef at a leading Brisbane hotel. This sculpture took her 10 hours in total – she had created many of its elements before assembling it at the cinema in front of cinemagoers before they watched the film.
‘Sugar and Stars’ will have several other screenings at the Festival – without Eun-Ji Carujo and her chocolate sculpture – at Palace Barracks and Palace James Street. The Alliance Française French Film Festival screens in Brisbane until April 12 –affrenchfilmfestival.org