The Cakemaker

The Cakemaker

Category: Out of competition, Narrative Feature.

Age limitations : 18+

The Cakemaker(2017)

Country: Israel, Germany

Duration: 104 min


Genre: drama
Director: Ofir Raul Graizer
Screenwriter: Ofir Raul Graizer
Director of Cinematography: Omri Aloni
Editor: Michal Oppenheim
Composer: Dominique Charpentier
Cast: Zohar Strauss, Tim Kalkhoff, Sarah Adler

Category: Out of competition, Narrative Feature

Age limitations : 18+


Thomas, a young and talented German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who dies in a car crash. Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers. Keeping his secret for himself, he starts working for Anat, his lover’s widow, who owns a small café. Although not fully kosher and despised by the religious, his delicious cakes turn the place into a city attraction. Finding himself involved in Anat’s life in a way far beyond his anticipation, Thomas will stretch his lie to a point of no return.

Rewards and nominations

  • Jerusalem Film Festival 2017 - Haggiag Award - Best Editing
  • Jerusalem Film Festival 2017 - The Lia Van Leer Award
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017 - Award of Ecumenical Jury
  • Miami Jewish Film Festival 2018 - The Critics Prize