Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro Dreams of Sushi
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Jiro Dreams of Sushi
USA, 2011, 83 Minute Running Time
Topics: Asian, Documentary
Program: True Stories
Language: Japanese English Sub-Titles

Awards: AFI Fest - World Cinema Section Prize, World Cinema Audience Award

“What defines deliciousness?” ponders 85-year-old Jiro, sushi chef extraordinaire, as his deft hands turn raw fish into art in his world renowned, 10-seat, $300-a-plate restaurant, located inauspiciously in the basement of a Tokyo train station. Jiro has devoted his life to the pursuit of perfection in his sushi, and David Gelb's sensitive, delectably lensed documentary celebrates his dedication and mastery with plenty of lingering close-ups of the gastronomic magic that takes place daily at one of the world's only 3-star Michelin sushi joints. Foodies will revel in the details including the correct method for massaging octopus and the torturous process of learning to prepare tamago (egg) sushi correctly.However Gelb also poses questions about the underlying sources of Jiro’s obsession and the toll it takes on his personal relationships, conducting revealing interviews with Jiro’s two sons, one his lifelong apprentice, the other the owner of a rival, more affordable establishment. While Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a carefully crafted character study of the ultimate perfectionist and a love letter to the Japanese aesthetic and work ethic, the exquisite sushi is truly the star of this mouth-watering documentary delight. Winner: Audience Award, AFI Fest

Director David Gelb is expected to attend 1/14 screening.

DIRECTOR: David Gelb
Producer: David Gelb, Mather Weaver, Ken Iwashina, Tom Pellegrini
Editor: Brandon Driscoll-Luttringer
Cinematographer: David Gelb
Principal Cast: Jiri Ono
Filmography: Feature Debut
Print Source: Magnolia Pictures - www.magpictures.com

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