Peace by Chocolate

Drama/Comedy | NR | 96 min.

Showings

Galaxy Cinemas Thu, Mar 24 7:00 PM
Galaxy Cinemas Sat, Mar 26 3:15 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Feature
Release Year:2021
Rating:Not Rated - suitable for all audiences
Genre:Drama
Comedy
Production Country:Canada
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jonathan Keijser
Cast:Hatem Ali
Ayham Abou Ammar
Yara Sabri
Mark Camacho
Kathryn Kirkpatrick
Mark Hachem
Najla Al-Khamri
Produced By:Jonathan Keijser
Martin Paul-Hus
Catherine Légar
Kathy Wolf
Screenwriter:Jonathan Keijser
Abdul Malik
Music By:David Bertok
Social Media
Website:https://peacebychocolatefilm.com/
Twitter:https://twitter.com/PeaceByFilm

Description

“A wonderfully made, beautifully acted, and completely engaging film.” – Richard Propes, TheIndependentCritic.com

 

“The characters are charming and there is enough conflict to force the audience to feel empathy and understanding for what they are going through.” – Carson Timar, ButteredPopcorn

 

After the bombing of his family's chocolate factory, Tareq Hadhad, a charming young Syrian refugee, struggles to settle into small-town life in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Despite moving to a new country, he's intent on pursuing his dream to become a doctor. But when his father, Issam, insists that he must focus on survival, Tareq and his family move towards a different, but familiar path: Rebuilding Issam's chocolate business. When what seemed like a nostalgic attempt to cling onto remnants of an old life past becomes an overnight sensation, Tareq is shocked. Put in the role of business manager, he must choose between the demands of an exponentially growing business and an offer to go back to medical school. New challenges arise between a rival chocolatier while the heartbreak of Tareq's sister left behind in Syria weighs heavily on the family. Nevertheless, Tareq remains set on his goals, buoyed by a supportive community of eclectics. As father and son both struggle to find common ground and navigate the complexities of family duty, the heightening tension between them threatens to tear the family apart. Based on the internationally recognized true story.

 

Awards:
Winner – Jury Award, Cordillera International Film Festival, 2021
Winner – Audience Choice Award, Heartland International Film Festival, 2021
Winner – Jury Award, Best Feature, Lavazza Italian Contemporary Film Festival, 2021
Winner – Jury Prize, Loudoun Arts Film Festival, 2021
Winner – Audience Award, Naples International Film Festival, 2021
Winner – Jury Award, Port Townsend Film Festival, 2021
Winner – Jury Award, Scottsdale International Film Festival, 2021
Winner – Audience Award, Woods Hole Film Festival, 2021
Winner – Jury Award, Best Feature, Toronto Food Film Festival, 2021
Winner – Jury Award, Best Feature Drama, Sedona Film Festival, 2022