THE CAKEMAKER – Austin Jewish Film Festival


The Cakemaker
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 7:30 PM

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Regal Arbor Cinema 8

“Director Raul Graizer subtly illustrates the idea that our social, religious, and sexual identities are more fluid than fixed.”

Director: Ofir Raul Graizer
Genre: Narrative
Running: 104 min.
Language: German, Hebrew (with subtitles)
Country: Germany, Israel
Year: 2017
Ratings: X – Contains Mature Language
▲- Contains Mature Themes
N – Contains Nudity
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 wife and quickly turns the struggling café into a successful business, after his talents as a pastry chef are put to use. As business flourishes with Thomas’ kitchen talents, and Anat finds herself drawn to him, 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.
Community Partners: Congregation Agudas Achim Sisterhood, Keshet Austin, All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF).
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