Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Japan, 2011, 100 Minute Running Time
Language: Japanese English Sub-Titles
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35mm Presentation - Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a quiet yet enthralling documentary that chronicles the life of Jiro Ono, the most famous sushi chef in Tokyo. For most of his 85 years, Jiro has been perfecting the art of making sushi. He works 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. Although his restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro only seats ten diners, it is a phenomenon in Tokyo that has won the prestigious 3-Star Michelin review, making him the oldest Michelin chef alive. Jiro Dreams of Sushi chronicles Jiro's life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world, and as a loving yet complicated father of two. Jiro Dreams of Sushiexplores the passion required to run and maintain a legendary sushi restaurant, and one son's journey to eventually take his father's place at the head of the culinary dynasty.
DIRECTOR: David Gelb
US Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
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