The Cakemaker

This screening is part of the 2019 Jewish Film Festival

NR, 113 minutes


A post-show discussion will be led by Rabbi Efrat Rotem

Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem searching for answers regarding his death. Under a fabricated identity, Thomas infiltrates into the life of Anat, his lover’s newly widowed wife, who owns a small Café in downtown Jerusalem. Thomas starts to work for her and create German cakes and cookies that bring life into her Café. Thomas finds himself involved in Anat’s life in a way far beyond his anticipation, and to protect the truth he will stretch his lie to a point of no return. (2017, Ofir Raul Graizer, Israel/Germany, English/Hebrew & German with English subtitles, 113 min, NR)

“A tender, tactile and just-sweet-enough story of hidden love, challenged faith and unwittingly shared grief.” — Guy Lodge, Variety

“Kalkhof has perfect chemistry with both Miller and Adler. The characters don’t have to talk for the audience to feel the loss, love and desire they’re experiencing.” — Samantha Incorvaia, Arizona Republic

“Graizer take his time and never feels the need to spell everything out, and “The Cakemaker” is a testament to what filmmakers can achieve when they trust the audience.” — Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle

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