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TJFF PREMIERS “A MATTER OF SIZE” – An Israeli movie where Size does actually matter!

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ISRAEL/FRANCE/GERMANY, 2009
HEBREW, JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
90 Min
DIRECTOR: SHARON MAYMON, EREZ TADMOR
CAST: DVIR BENEDEK, ITZIK COHEN, SHMULIK COHEN, LEVANA FINKELSTEIN

TORONTO PREMIERE

APRIL 17 – 9:15PM BLOOR CINEMA
APRIL 18 – 8:00PM CINEPLEX ODEON SHEPPARD CENTRE

Herzl joins a fitness club to get into shape, but the process turns out to be sheer torture and the results are disappointing. Losing weight and getting fit is not easy. Finally fed up with the ridicule he faces on a daily basis, Herzl chances upon sumo wrestling as a way to turn his size into self-respect. He manages to convince some friends to join him, and they all learn some important lessons about life itself. Described by Variety as displaying “a finely honed visual sense and superb comic timing,” A Matter of Size contains a little bit of everything — comedy, romance, friendship. In the tradition of The Full Monty, this charming film with winning performances by an excellent cast and a moral about self-image for all of us, big or small, to ponder.

For more information visit the TJFF website