The Cakemaker

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The Cakemaker

“Sad and sweet, and with a rare lyricism, The Cakemaker believes in a love that neither nationality, sexual orientation, nor religious belief can deter.” (New York Times)

Ofir Raul Graizer’s feature debut is a subtle, exquisite melodrama about Thomas (Tim Kalkhof in a breakthrough performance), a reserved German pastry chef at an old-style Berlin café, whose Black Forest cake introduces him to a handsome Israeli visitor, Oren (Roy Miller)—and the two promptly fall in love. When Oren stops returning to Berlin and doesn’t answer any of Thomas’s phone messages, Thomas travels to Jerusalem where he takes a job in a café run by his lover’s weary young widow. The place becomes an attraction and a target of the religious, who despise his pastry because it isn’t 100 percent kosher, and Thomas finds his lies may have taken him to a place of no return.

Tickets: $11 (members), $16 (nonmembers)

This film is part of the Westchester Jewish Film Festival 2019 series.

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