The Cakemaker


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.

“A sensitively-woven tale of love and loss, The Cakemaker leaves an indelible impression.” – Alex First, Blurb Magazine

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. Israeli filmmaker Ofir Raul Graizer’s debut feature is a thoughtful and emotionally-charged contemplation of sexuality, nationality and religion, as well as a compelling look at the ways in which loss can shape our lives. (Dir. by Ofir Raul Graizer, 2017, Israel/Germany, in Hebrew/German/English with English subtitles, 104 mins., Not Rated)