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The Cakemaker

Sep, 05, 2018 - Sep, 05, 2018
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

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Drama – 2017 | 104 minutes
Director: Ofir Raul Graizer
Language: Hebrew, German, English w/ English subtitles
Community Partner: Congregation Shearith Israel

This tender drama traces with exemplary sensitivity the unlikely bond formed between Tomas, a gay German baker, and Anat, the Jerusalem-based widow of the man they both loved. When Tomas learns that Oren, his Israeli lover, has died in a car accident in Jerusalem, he is devastated. He goes to Israel to learn more about his lost lover, but things become complicated when he gets a job in Anat’s failing restaurant.

Expertly crafted, this film is a moving portrait of grief and catharsis and marks an auspicious feature debut for Israeli writer-director Ofir Raul Grazier. With its soft lighting and wistful piano score, this moving drama raises a complex range of social and religious questions.

Talk Back: Rabbi Adam Roffman, Congregation Shearith Israel.