Jiro Dreams of SushiPublished on January 6th, 2012.
There is nothing better than starting off the New Year dreaming of sushi and this is exactly what I have in store for you today. I ran into this gem of a trailer a few moments ago and I knew I had to share it. I’ll let you watch the trailer for yourself to form your own sense of excitement.
About the Film (Taken from the Official Magnolia Pictures website)
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.
I think this film will be a great one and I am looking forward to seeing this in theatres if at all possible. If not, I’ll probably just go out and buy it once it’s released to DVD. I’ll also be saving up my money just in case I ever get the chance to go to this one of a kind sushi bar. Looks like nothing in this world can compare. n_n