York Cinemania TIFF Film Circuit Presents: Peace By Chocolate
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Join us at the SilverCity Cinemas Newmarket to see
PEACE BY CHOCOLATE
D. Jonathan Keijser
Runtime: 1 hour 36 minutes
Principal Subjects/Cast: Ayham Abou Ammar, Hatem Ali, Mark Camacho, Yara Sabri
Based on a true story, this sweet and savoury film follows the newly settled Hadhad family’s efforts to establish an artisanal chocolate shop in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. As business takes off and neighbours take notice, eldest son Tareq (Ayham Abou Ammar) struggles to reconcile his commitment to his family’s legacy with his own professional ambitions, much to the chagrin of eccentric patriarch Issam (Hatem Ali). Finding its emotional anchor in the tension between duty and desire, looking back and looking forward, Peace by Chocolate offers a delectable assortment of laughs and heartfelt lessons about the sacrifices we make for one another in our families as well as our communities.
“It’s a heartwarming story with a Come From Away vibe, and while it doesn’t shy away from the racism immigrants experience in Canada, the predominant mood is one of triumph over adversity.” - Chris Knight, National Post