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NZFF: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

NZFF: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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  • Sat 27 Aug ’11, 2:00pm
  • Sun 28 Aug ’11, 3:30pm


Hoyts Northlands, Northlands Shopping Centre, Main North Rd, Papanui, Christchurch


All Ages

With: Jiro Ono, Yoshikazu Ono, Takashi Ono, Masuhiro Yamamoto

Festivals: Berlin, Tribeca 2011

Eighty-five-year-old sushi chef Jiro Ono is a legend in his field. His Sukiyabashi Jiro sushi bar in Tokyo’s Ginza subway station seats only ten, but it’s widely considered the best place for sushi in Japan. Customers book as much as a year ahead for a full meal costing upward of 30,0000 yen ($460). Says restaurant critic Masuhiro Yamamoto, ‘Nobody has ever had a bad experience there.’ — BG

“An elderly man resembling a shell-less turtle deftly molds raw fish into a Mona Lisa of minimalist cuisine – given that we’re talking about Jiro Ono, Leonardo would be proud of the comparison. David Gelb’s documentary on the world’s greatest sushi chef not only traces Ono’s legacy and the fishmongers and food critics who strive to be worthy of his company. It utilizes a spare, elegant style that perfectly complements its subject’s monastic devotion to purity – and like the master himself, turns something simple into a work of art.” — David Fear, Time Out

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