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The Cakemaker
February 2019

A poignant film about mourning and forgiveness.

- Pat Brown, Slant Magazine

The Cakemaker
February 2019

NYT Critic’s Pick.’ Sad and sweet...with a rare lyricism. 

- Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times

The Cakemaker
February 2019

Terrifically impressive feature debut...quietly moving.

- Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com

The Cakemaker
February 2019

Terrifically impressive feature debut...quietly moving.

- Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com

The Cakemaker

The Cakemaker

Date: February 10, 2019

Location: UICA


Thomas, a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren, an Israeli married man who has frequent business visits in Berlin.  When Oren dies in a car crash in Israel, Thomas travels to Jerusalem seeking for answers regarding his death.  Under a fabricated identity, Thomas infiltrates into the life of Anat, his lover's newly widowed wife, who owns a small cafe in downtown Jerusalem. Thomas starts to work for her and create German cakes and cookies that bring life into her cafe.  Thomas finds himself involved in Anat's life in a way far beyond his anticipation, and to protect the truth he will stretch his lie to a point of no return. 

 

This program is free and open to the public and begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, January 13th in the UICA theater.

A panel discussion with a film scholar and history/cultural representative takes place after the film viewing, followed by a reception with complimentary food and beverages reflecting the regional cuisine of the film's origin.

 

Panel Discussion for The Cakemaker:

Moderator: TBA

Panelist(s): TBA

More about Chiaroscuro's 13th Season:

2019 Series Theme: Fate

Using a variety of narrative, cinematic and thematic devices, each film in the 2019 series explores the idea of fate-destiny, chance, luck, karma, providence, serendipity, what's your idea of fate? 


Reviews

A poignant film about mourning and forgiveness.

- Pat Brown, Slant Magazine

NYT Critic’s Pick.’ Sad and sweet...with a rare lyricism. 

- Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times

Terrifically impressive feature debut...quietly moving.

- Godfrey Cheshire, RogerEbert.com

The Cakemaker Official Trailer

Chiaroscuro thanks our sponsors and community partners:

 
Calvin College 
 
 
Compass College of Cinematic Arts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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