Jiro Dreams of Sushi
DIRECTED BY DAVID GELB
USA, 2011, 81 MIN, RATED PG
IN JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
Jiro Ono, recognized by the Japanese government as a national treasure for his contributions to Japanese cuisine, may be the greatest sushi chef in the world. Yet his restaurant, humbly located in a Tokyo subway station, seats ten and serves only sushi. The Michelin Guide has awarded it three stars, which means that just to dine at the restaurant is worth a trip to Tokyo. Seats are reserved up to a year in advance and the meal costs at least $300. The title speaks to the legendary 85-year-old chef’s tireless commitment to perfecting his craft. With a score by Philip Glass, incredible shots of the work that goes into his sublime creations, a fascinating look at a tuna being rated in the famous Tsukiji Fish Market, and an intimate peek into his relationship with his son, this debut film from director David Gelb must be seen to truly understand mastery.
DIRECTED BY NICOLE LANG
USA, 2011, 16 MIN
With a lively discussion of an iconic and much debated foodstuff featuring past FFF chefs, this film will leave you wanting more.