Peace By Chocolate - York Cinemania Screening

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Peace By Chocolate - York Cinemania Screening

York Cinemania is back! Come and enjoy TIFF movies locally at the SilverCity Newmarket Cinema.

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SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas and XSCAPE Entertainment Centre 18195 Yonge Street East Gwillimbury, ON L9N 0H9 Canada

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  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket


D. Jonathan Keijser

Canada, 2021

English, Arabic

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