‘I have always felt that sushi is the most visually creative food, and a sushi chef the ultimate showman.‘ – Director David Gelb
It is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, widely considered to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, €250 a plate, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out big bucks for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world and as a loving yet complicated father. The film dynamically profiles all aspects of his arcane craft in mouth-watering style and detail but a question lingers – is Jiro’s son a worthy heir to his legacy?
Director: David Gelb. Japan, 2012. 83 minutes. Cert: G. Language: Japanese
The remaining films in Season Nine are Come As You Are (Hasta La Vista – Belgium, 2011) on Thursday 28 November; and Babette’s Feast (Denmark, 1987) on Thursday 5 December.
Cine Club membership is included in the ticket price of €8.50/€7. Tickets are sold at the door. Trailers and reviews can be found on www.corkcineclub.com, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Foreign language films are subtitled.
Cork Cine Club is a volunteer-run organisation whose mission is to give local audiences the chance to see a range of world cinema not usually available on commercial cinema screens. Since its founding in 2010, the Cine Club has offered more than 80 of the best in independent films to Cork cinephiles.
Cork Cine Club is supported by access>CINEMA, a resource organization for regional cultural cinema, and by The Arts Council of Ireland.