In the right hands sushi is the apogee of humankind's culinary creations. Eighty-five-year-old Jiro Ono has the right hands.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi takes us through the fascinating level of finesse, care and respect required to create dishes for Jiro's 10-seat, three star Michelin restaurant. Beyond the food there is insight into a precarious dynasty, as his son struggles to mirror his father's vertiginous reputation.
The title of the intensely toothsome doco reflects the sushi-master's passionate obsession with the art. If he could live and breathe sushi without choking to death, he would.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is under limited release in Australian cinemas starting on March 22 in Melbourne at Cinema Nova. Subsequent screenings have been scheduled for Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Canberra in early May. Dates and locations will be published on the Curious Films site when confirmed.
Thanks to the kind folks at Curious Films we have 20 double passes to give away. These passes are valid at the Cinema Nova and all future Aussie screenings. Send your name and address here to enter.
Update: Jiro Dreams of Sushi opens May 10 at these cinemas: Sydney: The Chauvel. Brisbane: Palace Centro. Perth: Cinema Paradiso. Canberra: GU Manuka. Adelaide: PalaceNova Eastend.