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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 
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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. 

FESTIVALS:  

  • Durban International Film Festival (South Africa, 2021) 

FILM REVIEWS:   

 

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.

— ArtSmart

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