JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI - FILM SCREENING
Look behind the counter of a 10-seat sushi restaurant near a Tokyo subway station and you will find 85-year-old Jiro Ono, possibly the world’s greatest sushi chef. His restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, has three Michelin stars, and was recently dubbed by Tony Bourdain “as close to a religious experience in food as one is likely to get.” Yet with all these accolades Jiro still strives for perfection, working long hours, tasting every piece of fish, and constantly finessing his presentation. And training his employees, which has included his eldest son Yoshikazu, who at 50 years of age, is unable to live up to his full potential in his father’s shadow.
Filmmaker David Gelb film debut he has created a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled culinary success, and a loving yet complicated father.
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