At 85, Jiro Ono is considered by many the world's greatest sushi chef. His 10-seat restaurant, tucked away in a Tokyo subway station, was the first of its kind to receive a 3-star Michelin review and is, not surprisingly, booked months in advance (Anthony Bourdain is a big fan). The documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi provides a rare glimpse into Jiro's world, as we observe him prepare his magnificent, carefully crafted sushi. The film also captures his relationship with his eldest son, who lives in his father's daunting shadow.
"Sure to delight foodies and cinephiles alike. Everything about the movie seems touched by Jiro's finely honed methods of simplicity and minimalism: the fleetly focused 81-minute running time; the choice musical cuts from composers like Philip Glass and Max Richter; and the evocatively broad brushstroke characterizations of Jiro's subordinates." (Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York)