Within this year's Week of Contemporary Israeli Film programme (3-7 December 2018), we have the pleasure to announce the upcoming

Film screening of "The Cakemaker"

6 December 2018

20:00 o'clock (105 minutes)

Cinematheque of Macedonia

Tickets are free of charge

After the film screening, a half-hour discussion on "the queer-themes in the Macedonian film industry" will be held with Shalom Konstantino and the film directors Ana Jakimska, Igor Ivanov-Izi, Vardan Tozija and Darijan Pejovski, and Vasko Magleshov as moderator. Some of the issues that we will tackle are: Why Macedonian film directors shy away from or are not at all in touch with the queer cinema? Are there any Macedonian films that deal with a theme from the life of the LGBT community in a subtle way or at a micro level? Where is Macedonian cinematography versus European in this context?

How to get tickets?

NOTE: Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

You can pick up your free tickets at the box office of the Cinematheque of Macedonia at the latest 30 minutes before the film screening. The seating capacity of the cinema auditorium is 136 seats. Given that it is a one-time event, please make sure you claim your tickets on time.

The Cinematheque of Macedonia is located at 1 Nikola Rusinski Street. The working hours of the box office are every day from 17:00 to 20:00. You may make a reservation of tickets by calling the following telephone numbers: +389 2 30 71 814 and +389 2 30 65 968.

Please note that there aren't any tickets left for this film screening. Thank you for your understanding. See you at the movie theater!

About the movie

"The Cakemaker" has a track of 18 wins & 12 nominations at renowned film festivals around the world. It won the 2018 Ophir Award for Best Picture, and was selected as the Israeli entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 91st Academy Awards in 2019. The Ophir Awards, a.k.a. the Israeli Oscars, are film awards awarded by the Israeli Academy of Film and Television to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry of Israel.

A German pastry maker travels to Jerusalem in search of the wife and son of his dead lover. There's more to it: 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 café in downtown Jerusalem. Thomas starts to work for her and create German cakes and cookies that bring life into her Café. 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.

What else is showing?

Click here to read more information about the movies in this year's programme.

LACES

FEATURE FILM, 98 MINUTES, 2018
DIRECTOR: JACOB GOLDWASSER
3 DECEMBER 2018, 20:00

ZERO MOTIVATION

FEATURE FILM, 97 MINUTES, 2014
DIRECTOR: TALYA LAVIE
4 DECEMBER 2018, 20:00

SAVING NETA

FEATURE FILM, 90 MINUTES, 2016
DIRECTOR: NIR BERGMAN
5 DECEMBER 2018, 20:00

THE CAKEMAKER

FEATURE FILM, 113 MINUTES, 2017
DIRECTOR: OFIR RAUL GRAIZER
6 DECEMBER 2018, 20:00

ON THE MAP

DOCUMENTARY, 85 MINUTES, 2016
DIRECTOR: DANI MENKIN
7 DECEMBER 2018, 20:00

THE SYRIAN PATIENT

DOCUMENTARY, 55 MINUTES, 2017
DIRECTOR: RACHELI SCHWARTZ
7 DECEMBER 2018, 20:00

The event is organized with the logistical support by the Cinematheque of Macedonia and Acta Non Verba.
The General Sponsor of the cultural manifestation is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel.