Movie Recommendation: The Cakemaker

I heartily recommend the 2017 Berlin-Jerusalem co-production ‘The Cakemaker’ (Ophir Raul Grazier). Without wanting to give away too much, it’s a sensuous powerful love story beyond homosexuality and heterosexuality, beyond national, ethnic and religious borders, which is simply captivating. With amazing performances by Sarah Adler, Tim Kalkhof and my favourite, Zohar Strauss (also seen in Read more about Movie Recommendation: The Cakemaker[…]

Movie Recommendation: The Invisibles

I would like to recommend the movie, ‘The Invisibles’ by Claus Raefle from 2017. It’s a part documentary, part dramatisation film that depicts the fates of some of the approximately 7000 Jewish Germans who went into hiding in Berlin during WWII. Footage of interviews with four of the survivors is intercut with dramatic re-enactments to tell Read more about Movie Recommendation: The Invisibles[…]

‘Look Who’s Back’, 2015

I watched ‘Er Ist Wieder Da’ (‘Look Who’s Back’, 2015, based on the bestselling novel by Timur Vernes) expecting an innovative, controversial comedy with very questionable taste indeed – but essentially a gimmick. Instead I found an extremely astute, insightful, cutting satire with moments of hilarity and horror, and an absolute renunciation of political complacency. Read more about ‘Look Who’s Back’, 2015[…]