‘A moving, broadly accessible blend of old-school melodrama, contemporary identity politics and buttery gastroporn.’
Tomas is an expert pastry chef with a successful business in Berlin. Into his life walks married Israel businessman, Oren. The two begin a passionate, all consuming affair and, for a time, are blissfully happy. When Oren fails to show up for one of their scheduled visits, Tomas learns that he was killed back home. Consumed by grief he closes shop and sets off to Jerusalem where he tracks down Oren’s widow, Anat. Rather than revealing who he is, Tomas infiltrates himself into her life, slowly but surely taking on the role of her deceased husband. Elevated by commanding performances from the two leads, The Cakemaker is a sensual and intriguing look at the surprising and mysterious ways grief can manifest.
Courtesy: JIFF Distribution
English, Hebrew & German with English subtitles
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