Ofir Raul Graizer


Ofir Raul Graizer


Omri Aloni


Michal Oppenheim

Ofir Raul Graizer


Itai Tamir


Laila Films


Mimesis Film

Schiwago Film

An Israeli swimming tutor living in Chicago returns to Israel after 10 years of absence to bury his father. An encounter with a beloved childhood friend and his newly engaged girlfriend will set a series of events in motion that will affect everyone’s lives. A story set between a flower shop and an ancient monastery, between a swimming pool in Chicago and the Mediterranean, between life and death – and somewhere in the middle.

“He moved to another country, changed his name. At first, all he wants to do is to sell his father’s house, to get rid of it. But he has to stay and reclaim his memories in a way, redo the garden and add color and beauty to it. His story is the story of many people I know, who also suffered from domestic violence” – Ofir Raul Graizer


Miami Jewish Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
Istanbul Film Festival
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Jerusalem Film Festival
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival


Miami Jewish Festival: Critics Prize
Jerusalem Film Festival: Best Actress
Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival: Audience Award

Ofir Raul Graizer

Ofir Raul Graizer (1981, Ra’anana, Israel) is a film director, screenwriter and editor. He directed several short films that were shown in numerous festivals, including Cannes and Clermont Ferrand, and he is an alumni of Berlinale Talents. His first feature film, “The Cakemaker”, the Israeli submission for the Academy Award in 2019, won 7 Ophir Awards at the Israeli Academy, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script and Best Actress.