Directed by Ofir Raul Graizer (Germany/Israel, 2017, 105 min.). Digital. English, Hebrew, and German with English subtitles. Massachusetts premiere.

One of the most moving, original, and emotionally surprising films of the year, The Cakemaker is a must-see. Ofir Raul Graizer’s stunningly acted film explores the evolving connection between Thomas, a gay German pastry chef (Tim Kalkhof), and Anat, a Jerusalem café owner (Sarah Adler), in the aftermath of a personal tragedy that ties the two together. Sensuously shot and filled with mouthwatering pastries, Graizer crafts an indelible film about loneliness, yearning, love, family, and the fluidity of identity—religious, national, sexual. Also starring Zohar Strauss (Eyes Wide Open), Roy Miller, and Sandra Sade. Winner of the Ecumenical Jury Award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and the Lia Van Leer Award and Best Editing Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

“Pastry dough is far from the only thing that requires—and duly receives—delicate handling in The Cakemaker, 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

Welcome remarks by Matan Zamir, Deputy Consul of Israel to New England.

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This film occurs after Museum hours. Please use the Linde Family Wing Entrance on Museum Road.

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