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Jewish Film Festival

A Matter of Size

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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

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