The Cakemaker
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Plot Summary

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 for answers regarding his death. Under a secret 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 help her business strive and her son overcome his grief. The encounter with the unfamiliar reality will make Thomas involved in Anat’s life in a way far beyond his anticipation, and to protect the truth he will stretch his lie to a point of no return.


52nd Karlovy Vary Film Festival – Winner Of The Ecumenical Jury Award
San Sebastian Film Festival
Bfi London – Southerland First Feature Award
Chicago International Film Festival
Jerusalem Film Festival – Winner Of The Jewish Experience Award, Best Editing Award
Leeds International Film Festival
Cork Film Festival
Adelide Film Festival
Thessaloniki Film Festival
Scanorama European Film Forum
Minsk International Film Festival
Macao International Film Festival And Awards – First Feature Competition
Goa International Film Festival
Chicago Int’L Film Festival Chicago, Il
Starz Int’L Film Festival Denver, Co
Rutgers New Jersey Jewish Film Festival New Brunswick, Nj
Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival Philadelphia, Pa
Israel Film Festival Los Angeles, Ca
The Loft Film Festival Tucson, Az
Rutgers New Jersey Jewish Film Fest New Brunswick, Nj
Inside Out Lgbt Film Festival Ottawa, On, Canada
Palm Springs Int’L Film Festival Palm Springs, Ca
The Jewish Museum New York, Ny
Miami Jewish Film Festival Miami, Fl
Wesleyan University Middleton, Ct
Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival Boca Raton, Fl
East Bay Int’L Jewish Film Festival Walnut Creek, Ca
Hartford Jewish Film Festival West Hartford, Ct
Maine Jewish Film Festival Portland, Me
New Jersey Jewish Film Fest W. Orange, Nj
Toronto Jewish Film Festival Toronto, On
Palm Beach Israeli Film Series W. Palm Beach, Fl

Ofir Raul Graizer
Ofir Raul Graizer
Itai Tamir
Sarah Adler
Tim Kalkhof
Zohar Strauss
Roy Miller
Sandra Sade
Production Company:
Laila Films
20 Ben Avigdor st.
Tel Aviv