Israeli Film Series
Saturday October 13 at 7:00 PM
A group of obese people from the Israeli city of Ramla are fed up with their strict diet regime. But when Herzl starts working as a dish washer in a Japanese restaurant, he is exposed to the world of Sumo wrestling through the restaurant manager, a former Sumo coach in Japan. Herzl falls in love with the Sumo world and persuades his obese friends to join him in a sport and culture where their size is to their advantage. One by one, Herzl’s friends leave their dieting club and discover the world of Sumo, where people like them are honored and appreciated. Through Sumo, they connect to themselves and their bodies, each one in his or her individual way. Winner of 3 Israeli Academy Awards (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Costume Design), and nominated for 9 Israeli Academy Awards. In Hebrew and Japanese with English subtitles. (92 minutes)
Donations for admission and snacks are appreciated.