TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Country: United States of America
Language: Japanese
Year: 2011
Running Time: 83 min
SYNOPSIS
In the basement of a Tokyo office building, 85 year old sushi master Jiro Ono works tirelessly in his world renowned restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro.

As his son Yoshikazu faces the pressures of stepping into his father's shoes and taking over the legendary restaurant, Jiro - san relentlessly pursues his lifelong quest to create the perfect piece of sushi.
CREDITS
Director David Gelb
Producer David Gelb
Co- Producer Tom Pellegrini
Production Company CITYROOM Films
Executive Producer Kevin Iwashina
Executive Producer Matthew Weaver
Editor Brandon Driscoll-Luttringer
Director of Photography David Gelb
CAST
Jiro Ono
Masuhiro Yamamoto
Takashi Ono
Yoshikazu Ono
ADDITIONAL INFO
Documentary feature debut of director David Gelb. Culinary Cinema Berlinale 2011
 
David Gelb  | director
Originally from New York City, David Gelb currently works and lives in Los Angeles.  After graduating from USC's film production program, David has worked on various music videos, short films, and documentaries, most notably directing “A Vision of Blindness,” an extensive behind the scenes look at Fernando Meirelles flim “Blindness,” which enjoyed a run on the Sundance Channel.  David has been a sushi afficionado since his childhood, and Jiro Dreams of Sushi is his first full length feature film.
Filmography
2009    A POSITIVE RAGE (video)
2008    A VISION OF BLINDNESS (TV documentary)
2006    THE WILLOWZ: SEEINSQUARES (video)
2006    THE KING OF CENTRAL PARK (short)
2002    LETHARGY (short)
 
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PUBLICITY & REVIEWS
Variety
15-Feb-2011
Author: Leslie Filperin
There's nothing fishy about docu "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" -- apart from the fish itself, that is. An appetizing portrait of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, the oldest chef to win three Michelin stars (for his 10-seater, sushi-only Tokyo restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro), pic is as clean and simple as one of its subject's creations. The worst that could be said of helmer David Gelb's feature debut is that it's perhaps a little over-garnished with backstory about Ono's relationship with his two sons, and is slightly repetitive. That said, this intrinsically compelling hymn to craftsmanship and taste in every sense should cleanse palates at further fests.


The Hollywood Reporter
14-Feb-2011
Author: 
“A light, appetizing culinary documentary that will attract most people… It’s torture to watch JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI — if you are on an empty stomach. David Gelb’s documentary on Jiro Ono, the 85-year-old sushi chef whose Tokyo restaurant received three Michelin stars is a paean to perfectionism and crafty bit of food porn. The trendiness and general accessibility of the topic means tasty offers from TV, theater and festivals.”


AWARDS
Year Category Awarded By Award Result Award Recipient
2011 Audience Award AFI FEST Winner David Gelb
2011 Audience Award Monterrey International Film Festival Winner David Gelb