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Speed Cinema Presents: The Cakemaker

February 21 at 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Part of the 2019 Louisville Jewish Film Festival

The Cakemaker
Directed by Ofir Raul Grazier

Thursday, February 21, 1 and 7 pm

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

This film demonstrates that definitions of nationality, sexuality, and religion can be part of a spectrum influenced by a love for people, life, and food.  A young German baker named Tomas falls in love with Oren, a married Israeli man who makes frequent business trips to Berlin. When Oren disappears, Tomas travels to Jerusalem looking for answers.

Without revealing his secret, he begins working for Oren’s widow at her small café and becomes involved in her life in unexpected ways. As business flourishes with Tomas’ kitchen talents, the bereaved pair forges a strong bond.

Winner of best feature award at Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel’s submission to the foreign-language film category at the Academy Awards, and winner for best film, best screenplay, best director, and best actress at the Awards of the Israeli Film Academy. 2017, Israel/Germany, DCP, in English, Hebrew, and German with English subtitles, 105 minutes. Recommended for 16+.

Sponsored by Louis Levy and Wilma Probst Levy Film & Theatre Arts Fund.

Co-presented with the Louisville Jewish Film Festival running February 7–27. See the full screening schedule.



February 21
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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