Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Jiro Dreams Of Sushi

The owner of the 3-star Michelin guide reviewed sushi restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro is examined in this zen-like documentary. Very well shot, the main focus is on the food as seemingly dozens of artfully prepared $300-a-person dishes are shown. There is also the bittersweet subplot of Jiro's sons' struggles to be recognized as chefs in their own right under the formidable shadow of their father's achievements. The pained looks on the sons' faces show the realization that success after they eventually must take over for their father is not necessarily assured. A very lovely and contemplative film, Jiro Dreams Of Sushi also features minimalist classical music by Philip Glass. I watched Jiro Dreams Of Sushi on Netflix. Here's a trailer:

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