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JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI

Japan, 2011 (MIFF 2011, Documentaries)

Director: David Gelb

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI

"A paean to perfectionism and a crafty bit of food porn." - Hollywood Reporter

Jiro Ono is the oldest chef in the world to be awarded three Michelin stars, and at 85 remains monomaniacally devoted to his craft. With his tiny 10-seater Tokyo sushi restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, receiving notice from culinary connoisseurs around the world, his unyielding dedication to quality, consistency and perfection continues to produce some of the world's most exquisite (and expensive!) sushi.

Mostly filmed within the routine confines of his kitchen, and littered with lingering shots of to-die-for sushi, Ono's claustrophobic world is far from perfect. His two sons Yoshikazu and Takashi struggle with the long shadow cast by their father's fame.

"A compelling hymn to craftsmanship and taste in every sense." - Variety

D David Gelb P Kevin Iwashina, Tom Pellegrini Dist Curious Film L Japanese w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2011

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