The Cakemaker


The Main 1 Sun, Apr 15, 2018 2:10 PM
Marcus Rochester Cinema Fri, Apr 20, 2018 7:00 PM
The Main 1 Tue, Apr 24, 2018 4:50 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$14.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Der Kuchenmacher
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:World Cinema
LGBTQ Currents
Spotlight: Chasms and Bridges
Release Year:2017
Runtime:104 min
Festivals & Awards:Award of Ecumenical Jury - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
The Lia Van Leer Award - Jerusalem Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Strand Releasing
Director:Ofir Raul Graizer
Producer:Mathias Schwerbrock
Itai Tamir
Cinematographer:Omri Aloni
Screenwriter:Ofir Raul Graizer
Editor:Michal Openheim
Composer:Dominique Charpentier
Principal Cast:Tim Kalkhof
Sarah Adler
Roy Miller
Zohar Strauss
Sandra Sade


Tickets to Rochester screenings will be sold at the door.

In this tender, delicate drama about a closeted love affair, the story unfolds through the eyes of Thomas, a Berlin pastry chef, who belatedly learns that Oren, his commuting Israeli lover, died in a Jerusalem car accident. Unmoored by his loss, Thomas decides to visit the place where his lover lived and look at his uncloseted life, which included a wife, Anat, and a young son. Without revealing much about his past except for his baking credentials, Thomas takes a job in Anat’s café. But his almost silent, melancholy presence catalyzes unexpected consequences.

Blessed with strong, sensitive performances from his leading actors, director Graizer crafts an indelible film about loneliness and yearning, filled with sensuous textures and mouth-watering edibles. As Anat reveals details about her married life to Thomas, Graizer complements the micro level with a picture of the larger tensions roiling Jerusalem and the way that Israeli society is almost closed to outsiders.

Director Biography

Ofir Raul Graizer Born in 1981, in Ra’anana, Israel, director-writer Ofir Raul Graizer made his feature-film debut with The Cakemaker. He studied film at Sapir College, Sderot in Israel and also co-directed the film La Discotheque (’15).


"a tender, tactile and just-sweet-enough story of hidden love, challenged faith and unwittingly shared grief that marks an auspicious feature debut for Israeli writer-director Ofir Raul Graizer" - Variety


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