JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI

From: Rose L.
Sent on: Sunday, April 1, 2012 9:08 AM

I saw this Japanese documentary last night at the Belcourt and it was wonderful. I highly recommend you see this before it goes away. Jiri Ono's Tokyo sushi restaurant was awarded a 3 star Michelin review. World reknowned chefs Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain and Joel Robuchon have dubbed him "the best sushi chef in the world". Jiro's restaurant only seats 10 people with a minimum one month reservation at a cost of 30,000 Yen per person (approx. 365 USD). Check it out!

More on Jiro: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/11/jiro-ono-considered-to-be-the-world-s-greatest-sushi-chef-is-subject-of-new-documentary-jiro-dreams-of-sushi.html

Belcourt dates/times: http://www.belcourt.org/

 

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI
Dir. David Gelb, Japan/USA, 2012, PG, 81min, 35mm
Opens Friday, March 23


JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.

For most of his life, Jiro has been mastering the art of making sushi, but even at his age he sees himself still striving for perfection, working from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish; meticulously train his employees; and carefully mold and finesse the impeccable presentation of each sushi creation. At the heart of this story is Jiro’s relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro’s legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father’s shadow.

The feature film debut of director David Gelb, JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world, and a loving yet complicated father.

BREATHTAKING. This is food porn at its best.
– Screencrave

MOUTHWATERING - An intrinsically compelling hymn to craftsmanship and taste in every sense.
- Leslie Felperein, Variety

"JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is a breathtaking portrait of a great artist, a chef unique in the world. The access that the filmmakers had to his life, his thoughts and his words is in itself an extraordinary accomplishment. A thrilling and beautiful portrait of a family and the most thorough, concise and maddeningly delicious looking explanation of the all too frequently misunderstood world of sushi. "
--Anthony Bourdain

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