A Matter of Size (at Bates College)
Director: Erez Tadmor | Sharon Maymon
Country: France | Germany | Israel | USA | United
Kingdom | 2009 | Feature
Duration: 90 min.
Language: Hebrew, Japanese with English subtitles
A Matter of Size is an absolutely enjoyable film. Herzl (Itzik Cohen) is and always has been overweight. Newly unemployed, living at home with his mother in Ramla and banished from his weight-loss program, he finds himself washing dishes in a Japanese restaurant. There, he is introduced to sumo wrestling. The sport, where size is an asset, transforms Herzl. With a few large friends, he pursues his new found passion, which transforms all their lives and gives them an entirely new perspective on life. A Matter of Size is a comedy about a "coming out" of a different kind--overweight people learning to accept themselves and be accepted. Adult themes and sexual content.
-Tribeca Film Festival, official selection, 2009
Olin Arts Center
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|