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Washington Jewish Film Festival: The Cakemaker
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
6:00 PM — 9:00 PM
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States
German baker Tomas’ affair with Israeli businessman Oren ends abruptly when Oren dies. Without time to process, Tomas travels to Jerusalem, and finds work in a cafe run by his lover’s widow, Anat, but keeps his identity a secret.
Both mourning the same man, they stave off loneliness by finding common cause in the kitchen: Anat’s menu springs to life with mouthwatering cakes, pastries, and glossy confections. Business booms, but the newfound attention exposes rifts between Israel and Germany, secular and religious, and gay and straight.
Includes adult content
Tuesday, May 8 and Saturday, May 12
Tuesday, May 8 attendees may complete their The Cakemaker experience by indulging in a pre-screening dessert reception sponsored by the Embassy of Germany at 6:00 PM.