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Jim Akman in Beyond Baklava: Story of Sylvia's Baklava

Beyond Baklava: The Fairy Tale Story of Sylvia's Baklava

2007 NR

Writer-director Silvana Vienne stars as Wendy, a young woman who shelves her dreams of becoming a singer to make baklava with her grandmother, Sylvia (Sylvia Rousso), and discovers a thriving black market for the highly addictive dessert. As Wendy becomes more enmeshed in the baklava trade, she loses sight of her musical ambitions. But eventually, she learns to appreciate Sylvia's approach to cooking -- and to life. Patricia Neal co-stars.