The Cakemaker 15+, unless accompanied by an adult
“A tender, tactile and just-sweet-enough story.” (Variety)
Oren lives two lives: he has a wife and child in Jerusalem but he spends his regular business trips to Berlin with his lover Thomas, the eponymous cake maker. When Oren dies suddenly, Thomas travels to Israel and works his way into the life of Oren’s widow, Anat. Using his baking skills, he builds a bridge to Anat across the chasms of nationality, religion and sexuality. But what is his true goal? This acclaimed Israeli-German co-production recently took out the Ecumenical Jury Award at Karlovy Vary for its gently compassionate contemplation on the links between love and cake. Delicious.
Director Ofir Raul Graizer | Producer Itai Tamir, Laila Films | Editor Michal Oppenheim | Screenwriter Ofir Raul Graizer | Cast Tim Kalkhof, Sarah Adler, Roy Miller, Zohar Shtrauss, Sandra Sade
Ofir Raul Graizer was born in Israel in 1981. He worked as a graphic designer, salesman and a cook before enrolling at the Film and Television School in Sapir College, Sderot. His previous short films include A Prayer in January (2007), Dor (2009) and Chile Factory (2015). He teaches cooking classes as a hobby.