The film’s protagonist, 85 year old Jiro Ono, is regarded as the world’s greatest sushi chef. Despite owning a tiny restaurant that can only seat 10 people and is hidden away in a Tokyo subway station, Jiro’s restaurant – named SukiyabashiJiro– is a culinary gem andboasts three Michelin stars as well as a waiting list of up to eight months.
For his feature film debut, Gelb explores every detail of the world-renowned sushi-maker, from Jiro’s absolute commitment to his craft to his patriarchal role at home.
The crux of the film lies in the relationship Jiro has with his eldest son, Yoshikazu, who aids Jiro in the management of his restaurant. Gelb’s film portrays Yoshikazu, the young apprentice, struggling with the sometimes overbearing nature of his father.
‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi’: A Documentary by David Gelb will be screened at the Oval Space Cinema Club (E2) on Tuesday 19th March. The film starts at 7.30pm with doors open 6pm – midnight.
Organic popcorns, full bar, hot drinks, sandwiches will be served during the night.
Advance tickets are £9 /£7.50 concessions (with valid ID)
Buy tickets here: http://oscc-jiro.eventbrite.co.uk