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The Cakemaker

2017, Ofir Raul Graizer, Israel/Germany, 104 min. With Tim Kalkhof, Sarah Adler.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jul 13th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jul 13th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 14th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Jul 15th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Jul 16th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 17th 8:00pm
  • Wed, Jul 18th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Jul 19th 8:00pm
  • Fri, Jul 20th 4:00pm
  • Fri, Jul 20th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jul 21st 8:00pm
  • Sun, Jul 22nd 3:00pm
  • Mon, Jul 23rd 7:45pm
  • Tue, Jul 24th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Jul 25th 8:00pm
  • Thu, Jul 26th 6:00pm
First Chicago Run!

"A tender, tactile and just-sweet-enough story of hidden love, challenged faith and unwittingly shared grief." - Guy Lodge, Variety

"Delicate and moving...Graizer shows a masterful touch." - Gregory Ellwood, The Playlist

The sensuality of pastries and the sweet lure of fanciful cakes become the catalyst for friendship and love outside the comfort zones of three people who form an unknowing triangle across time, sorrow, and a daunting set of boundaries and taboos. Thomas (Kalkhof), a shy gay Berlin bake-shop owner, falls in love with Oren (Roy Miller), a handsome married businessman who divides his time between his European base and his home in Israel. When Oren dies suddenly, Thomas travels to Jerusalem and anonymously seeks out his widow Anat (Adler), owner of a struggling kosher café. He becomes her dishwasher, soon flouting religious restrictions to become her baker. Director Graizer sensitively negotiates the delicate growing relationship between two lonely people secretly grieving for the same man, as obstacles of religion, sex, and national identity stand in the way of emotion. In English, German, and Hebrew with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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