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Sarah Adler

Back in 2009, one of the most notable names to appear on the world film scene was Samuel Maoz. The then-47-year-old filmmaker, a former documentarian, made his feature debut with “Lebanon,” a gripping war drama set entirely within a tank during the 198…

KARLOVY VARY – 2017 is turning out to be one exceptional year for gay cinema with “Call Me By Your Name,” “120 Beats Per Minute” and “God’s Own Country” all earning raves on the festival circuit. That trend continues with Ofir Raul Graizer’s delicate and moving “The Cakemaker” which debuted at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on Tuesday. Beyond its gay subject matter, it’s primarily a film about love and loss and the fact that Graizer can bring a slightly new perspective to a classic literary and cinematic theme is one of the filmmaker’s most unique achievements. Continue reading ‘The Cakemaker’: A Delicate And Moving Drama That Questions Love Beyond Sexual Identity [Review] at The Playlist.