LA FACE CACHÉE DU BAKLAVA
(THE STICKY SIDE OF BAKLAVA)
by Maryanne Zéhil
2020 | 88 min
AVAILABLE ONLY IN ONTARIO
Viewing available until November 7
Comedy | Canada (Québec) | French (English subtitles)
Cast: Claudia Ferri, Jean-Nicolas Verreault, Raïa Haïdar, Geneviève Brouillette, Manuel Tadros, France Castel, Angèle Coutu, Marcel Sabourin, Anick Lemay, Nathalie Cavezzali, Joseph Antaki, Natalie Tannous
The uneventful middle-class life of Lebanese sisters Houwayda and Joëlle spirals into turmoil after Houwayda announces that she is accompanying Pierre, her Québecker husband, on a sabbatical year in France. Joëlle will stop at nothing to keep her sister in Montréal, even if it means exploring the sticky side of baklava.
Durban International Film Festival (South Africa, 2021)
With its humorous treatment of the culture clash of immigration, The Sticky Side of Baklava is a heartwarming film that seeks to bring people together by embracing our differences.
— Mia Productions
The Sticky Side of Baklava is a light-hearted comedy that takes a comic look at an immigrant community in Montreal as they struggle to blend into a larger Canadian society while still retaining their Lebanese heritage. The scene at the family brunch with three men trying to change a faulty light bulb is hilarious.