LBI Film Club

The Cakemaker



The Cakemaker (IL/GE 2017)
האופה מברל  Der Kuchenmacher 

Director: Ofir Raul Grazier

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 separation.  

The Cakemaker received seven Ophir Awards, including Best Picture in 2018, and was submitted as the Israeli entry for the Best Foreign Language film at the 2019 Academy Awards. Subsequently, the movie earned numerous awards at international film festivals and was selected as the Critic’s Pick by the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. 

Written and directed:Ofir Raul Grazier 
Producers:Mathias SchwerbrockItai Tamir
Cast:Sarah Adler, Tim Kalkhof, Zohar Strauss, Roy Miller, Tamir Ben Yehuda 

Languages: English, Hebrew, Germanwith English subtitles available
2017104 minutes, Drama

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We wish to thank Kahloon Loke atPeccadillo Pictures for supporting us and organizing access to this film for our viewers. 

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