The Cakemaker

Dir. Ofir Raul Graizer | 105 min
Narrative Germany / Israel 2017 EnglishHebrewGerman with English subtitles DC Premiere

Tuesday, May 87:30 PM Edlavitch DCJCC On Rush | Reception

Saturday, May 124:30 PM AFI Silver Theatre Pre-Sale Only*


On Rush indicates that advance ticket sales to this event are currently sold out. A rush line will be available at the venue one hour prior to the start time where you will have the opportunity to wait in line and purchase tickets as they become available.

Tuesday, May 8 attendees may complete their The Cakemaker experience by indulging in a post-screening dessert reception sponsored by the Embassy of Germany.

*Saturday screenings before 6:15pm are pre-sale only in observance of Shabbat. Tickets to these screenings will not be available for purchase at the door.

German baker Tomas’ affair with Israeli businessman Oren ends abruptly when Oren dies. Without time to process, Tomas travels to Jerusalem, and finds work in a cafe run by his lover’s widow, Anat, but keeps his identity a secret.

Both mourning the same man, they stave off loneliness by finding common cause in the kitchen: Anat’s menu springs to life with mouthwatering cakes, pastries, and glossy confections. Business booms, but the newfound attention exposes rifts between Israel and Germany, secular and religious, and gay and straight.

Includes adult content

Co-presented by Israeli American Council Reel Affirmations



  • A tender, tactile and just-sweet-enough story of hidden love, challenged faith and unwittingly shared griefVariety
  • Set in between pairs of identities - national, religious and sexual - it is a cleverly woven and honestly rebellious look at the very essence of the term "identity" and what it means to us.Cineuropa


Print Source

Strand Releasing
Nathan Faustyn


To attend the The Cakemaker Dessert Reception, please select the Tuesday, May 8 screening below.

This event finished on May 13, 2018.