The Cakemaker

Drama Rated: NR 113 min
Sunday, October 7


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 seeking for answers regarding his death.  Thomas insinuates himself into the life of his lover’s newly widowed wife without revealing his connection to her late husband.  As she begins to fall for Thomas, the film explores the complexities of their emotional entanglement, the mysteries of sexuality, and touches on the clash between conservative Judaism and the diversity nurtured by secular culture. The Cakemaker marks a brilliant debut by Israeli filmmaker Raul Graizer, and scored a 98 among top critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

“Sad and sweet, and with a rare lyricism, “The Cakemaker” believes in a love that neither nationality, sexual orientation nor religious belief can deter.” — Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times 
directed by
Ofir Raul Graizer
written by
Ofir Raul Graizer
Tim Kalkhof, Sarah Adler, Roy Miller
production company
Strand Releasing