In order to animate and lift the spirit during these uncertain times the Leo Baeck Institute London, in collaboration with the Institute for the History of the German Jews in Hamburg, is once more delighted to invite you to join our LBI Film Club. This online project offers interesting and thought-provoking fiction films linked to the German-Jewish and Israeli experience which we hope you will enjoy.
The LBI Film Club’s second offering is:
The Cakemaker (Israel/Germany, 2017)
האופה מברל Der Kuchenmacher
In his highly acclaimed film debut, film director Ofir Raul Graizer delicately explores the connection between desire and shared grief. When the Israeli businessman Oren dies in a car accident, German baker Thomas travels from Berlin to Jerusalem
in search of his lover’s widow and the life Oren left behind. As the
lines between longing and loneliness during Thomas’ time in Israel
blur, Graizer explores the challenges, which the triangular
relationship poses to family and faith. As food may be a way
cultures can bridge such divides, so too can it be a way to mark
Further LBI Film Club screenings will be announced via our LBI website, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook in the future. Please keep checking!