Gershman Y
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Saturday, February 6, 2010, 8:00 pm
Told with a blend of Israeli humor and beautiful Japanese-influenced cinematography, “A Matter of Size” sheds new light on the universal underdog story. When an unassuming dishwasher  discovers that his life-long obesity makes him an ideal sumo candidate, he recruits three equally rotund friends into the first Israeli sumo wrestling team. When faced with romantic troubles and social discrimination, Herzl (Itzik Cohen) and his friends realize that their real challenge is self-acceptance.  “A Matter of Size” was nominated in 13 categories in the Israeli Film Academy Awards, and received a dazzling reception at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Cast - Dvir Benedek, Alon Dahan, Levana Finkelstein, Evelin Hagoel and Albert Iluz.
Country: Israel
Release Date: 2008
Time: 90 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language: Hebrew and Japanese with English subtitles
Director: Sharon Maymon & Erez Tadmor
Winner of 2009 Israeli Film Academy for Best Actress; Nominated for thirteen awards at the 2009 Israeli Film Academy Awards; Audience Award winner at 2009 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.