A Matter of Size
Feel-Good Film Festival June 6-10, 2021
Available 8:30pm PDT by donation
This Israeli film is a warm-hearted romantic comedy that deals with body image. It follows the exploits of a tight-knit group of friends who share the frustrations involved with society’s view of one’s physical size. It is an often comical yet poignant journey from shame and self-loathing to acceptance, and from loneliness to true love.
The film’s humour avoids being at the expense of the likable and devoted protagonist. The cinematography reinforces the sometimes subtle humour throughout this picture. It is a sweet experience from beginning to end.
If you thought that sumo wrestling could never fit into the Israeli pastime, think again! Now, upward and outward.
Winner of 3 Israeli Oscars (2010 Ophir Awards)
Directors: Sharon Maymon, Erez Tadmor
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Language: Hebrew, Japanese with English Subtitles
Runtime: 92 minutes