“Director Raul Graizer subtly illustrates the idea that our social, religious, and sexual identities are more fluid than fixed.”
The emotionally distant Thomas leads a lonely life as a Berlin coffee shop pastry chef until starting a closet affair and passionate tryst with Oren, a married Israeli businessman. Bereft over the sudden death of his long-distance lover, Thomas travels to Jerusalem, seeking solace in the city where he can feel closer to Oren. Anat, Oren’s widow, runs a small café. Thomas finds work there with the unsuspecting widow and quickly turns the struggling café into a successful business, after his talents as a pastry chef are put to use. As business flourishes and Anat finds herself drawn to Thomas, the bereaved pair forges a bond that blurs lines of nationality, religion, and sexuality. Winner of the Lia Van Leer Award for Jewish heritage at the Jerusalem Film Festival and Ecumenical Jury prize at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
MATURE THEMES, MATURE LANGUAGE, NUDITY
Film: 105 minutes
Director: Ofir Raul Graizer
Production countries: Germany, Israel