Check out the trailer for the new gay romance The Cakemaker below. A moving new drama from writer/director Ofir Raul Graizer, a talented artist making his feature film debut after several critically-acclaimed shorts. Just these few brief clips alone might make you shed a tear or two.
Thomas (Tim Kalkhof), a young German baker, is having an affair with Oren (Roy Miller), 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 secret identity, Thomas infiltrates into the life of Anat (Sarah Adler), his lover’s newly widowed wife, who owns a small Café in downtown Jerusalem. Thomas starts to work for her and create German cakes and cookies that help her business strive and her son overcome his grief. The encounter with the unfamiliar reality will make Thomas 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.
Critics are already falling head-over-heels for The Cakemaker. The Playlist called it “a delicate and moving drama that questions love beyond sexual identity.” Variety called it “a tender, tactile and just-sweet-enough story of hidden love, challenged faith and unwittingly shared grief that marks an auspicious feature debut.”