Jewish Film Festival
A Matter of SizeAdvance online tickets subject to availability. Standby available at Box Office.
Nominated for a whopping 13 Israeli Academy Awards (including Best Picture, Actor, Director, and Screenplay) and winner of 3 including Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, this hilarious yet moving comedy is part sports drama and part love story—a sweetly absurd tale of forlorn blue-collar guys pursuing a difficult goal and in the process learning to accept themselves. Fed up with dieting, four overweight friends in the Israeli city of Ramle—including shy former chef/now Japanese restaurant dishwasher Herzl, who lives with his mother—decide to start a sumo wrestling club. But will the 340 lb. Herzl’s commitment to the sport involving “two fatsos in diapers and girly hairdos” ruin his budding relationship with sympathetic plus-size social worker Zehava? Recalling such feel-good crowd pleasers as The Full Monty and The Karate Kid, A MATTER OF SIZE is a smart, funny, and honest comedy about a “coming out” of a different kind.
Israel, 2009, In Hebrew & Japanese with English subtitles, 90 min, Rated Unrated, Directed by Sharon Maymon & Erez Tadmor