*STUDENTS WITH VALID ID CAN ATTEND THIS FILM FOR FREE! TICKETS MUST BE REGISTERED IN-PERSON WITH ID.
The 37th Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival opens with THE CAKEMAKER, a taut, suspenseful and emotionally charged rollercoaster ride from start to finish.
This expertly acted drama follows Tomas, a talented pastry chef, whose daily routine goes on uninterrupted until Oren, an international businessman from Israel, begins frequenting his café whenever he’s waylaid in Berlin for work. The two strangers begin a casual romance that quickly morphs into a whirlwind affair. When Oren is killed in a car crash, Tomas, unable to accept the loss of his lover, travels to Israel and insinuates himself into the lives of Oren’s widow, Anat, and her son, Itai.
Through Anat, Tomas glimpses a life he never could have imagined for himself, one filled with companionship, love, and family. As the grieving pair continues to grow closer, the lines dividing longing and loneliness, and of right and wrong, begin to blur.