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MJFF18: The Cakemaker

Directed by Ofir Raul Graizer | Israel-Germany | 104 minutes | 2017 | Hebrew and German with English subtitles

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FLORIDA PREMIERE. With a palette and plot reminiscent of Pedro Almodóvar, the delicately moving The Cakemaker is a forbidden love story that takes a wholly unexpected, but richly rewarding, turn of the heart.

The film follows shy Berlin baker Thomas who starts a passionate affair with Oran, a businessman visiting from Jerusalem who falls for both Thomas and his delicious baked sweets. Their story is cut short when Oran is tragically killed in a car accident. Devastated, Thomas cooks up a plan to help Oran’s grieving family and his own broken heart by traveling to Jerusalem and offering up his baking expertise to Oran’s widow Anat (Sarah Adler, from MJFF 2015 film Dawn), who owns a struggling café. Thomas can’t explain who exactly he is or what he knows about Oran, and his nationality adds another layer of mystery to his evolving relationship with her. What will be revealed? And what will happen once those secrets are told? The Cakemaker is the rare emotionally poignant film that allows the audience to connect to the most important of human values, one that overcomes all prejudices: love. Winner of the Jury Award at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival and the Jewish Experience Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival.