Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlin 2024 (Competition)

The filmmakers of My Favorite Cake show us how paradise can be created in your own backyard. It requires a little laughing, drinking, dancing, and, of course, eating cake. Yet it also needs a strong dose of resistance and the courage to move beyond the confining patterns of social and political life. While this small story is in Iran, it offers promises for connection and joy to anyone anywhere  late in life.  (Photo: Hamid Janipour)