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Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Studio: Magnolia Pictures

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Director David Gelb’s (A Positive Rage) fantastic portrait of master sushi chef Jiro Ono and his world-renowned, three-star Michelin Guide rated restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro is pure food porn. Formal photography and hypnotic pacing (from editor Brandon Driscoll-Luttringer) present a straightforward story that, like Ono’s sushi, is deceptively simple. This is an elegant and understated film that warmly embraces an intriguing subject through dynamic characters. It digs remarkably deep, investigating myriad subjects including father/son relationships, the role of tradition in contemporary Japanese society, and even the overfishing of tuna in the Northern Pacific Ocean. It’s the perfect choice for fans of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, Gereon Wetzel’s El Bulli: Cooking in Progress, or anyone interested in learning a little more about what we eat. Bonus features include commentary, deleted scenes, and a beautiful, surreal, and hilarious “Sushi Gallery” slide show.

(www.magpictures.com)

 

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