Itai Tamir is a producer and founder of Laila Films, an independent production company for emerging Israeli and international filmmakers, established in 2010. They provide support for developing talent from script revisions to screen adaptation, to achieve innovative and distinct features, documentaries and TV series. This year Laila Films presents writer-director Ofir Raul Grizer’s debut The Cakemaker.
+ Q&A with actress Sarah Adler, director Ofir Raul Grazier and producer Itai Tamir. Chaired by writer and broadcaster Jason Solomons
Attending this event
Sarah Adler is a French-Israeli actress best known for films including Jean-Luc Goddard’s Our Music for which she was nominated for a European Film Award for Best Actress. She won an Ophir Award for Best Actress for her performance in Jellyfish, which won the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Among other films she has also appeared in Self-Made, Aya and Amos Gitai’s Tsili.
Ofir Raul Graizer
Films screening at this event
- original title
- האופה מברלין , Der Kuchenmacher
- Ofir Raul Graizer
- Zohar Shtrauss, Sarah Adler, Tim Kalkhof
- Germany, Israel
- 104 min
“A tender, tactile and just-sweet-enough story of hidden love, challenged faith and unwittingly shared grief that marks an auspicious feature debut for Israeli writer-director Ofir Raul Graizer.” Variety
During one of his many business trips to Berlin, Israeli Oren visits a café and falls instantly in love – both with its cakes and with Thomas, the baker who makes them. The two start a secret affair, which ends abruptly when Oren dies in a car crash in Jerusalem. Grief-stricken, Thomas travels to Jerusalem, and starts working at a local café, owned by Oren’s widow, who is oblivious to the real reason that brought Thomas to her. An impressive feature from first time director Ofir Raul Graizer.
Winner – Jerusalem Film Festival 2017
Please note this film contains scenes of a sexual nature