Playing, Sep 14 – 23 at Savor Cinema Fort Lauderdale
Israel’s official submission for the best foreign-language category at the Oscars 2019
Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin. When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking answers regarding his death. Under a fabricated identity, Thomas infiltrates into the life of Anat, his lover’s newly widowed wife, who owns a small café in downtown Jerusalem. Thomas starts to work for her and create German cakes and cookies that bring life into her café.
Graizer take his time and never feels the need to spell everything out, and “The Cakemaker” is a testament to what filmmakers can achieve when they trust the audience.
Walter V. Addiego San Francisco Chronicle Top Critic
Credit first-time writer/director Ofir Raul Graizer with pulling off something of a miracle..
Scott Marks San Diego Reader Top Critic
Natural performances from Kalkhof and Adler root the melodrama in genuine pathos.
Leah Pickett Chicago Reader Top Critic