Imagine a scenario where you’ve lost everything you hold dear in life: spouse, career, friends, stability, sense of self and, perhaps, even your soul. How would you live day to day? Now forget “live”, and replace it “survive”. CAKE is a film that tackles a profound sense of loss and the tremendous possibility that this may be impossible.
We all have a song that brings us back to high school. Perhaps a song that we associate with a breakup or in better cases, songs that we fell in love to. Songs are sense memories, bringing us back to a time and place. In William H Macy’s directorial debut, music is the focus of healing, discovery, and forgiveness.