Yoshikazu is the heir to Sukiyabashi Jiro, a legendary restaurant ran by his father, 85 year old sushi master Jiro Ono. Will he be able to live up to the challenge? That’s where the story behind Jiro Dreams of Sushi, an 81-minute feature film, picks up. The drama follows the son’s lifelong quest to create the perfect piece of sushi along with dealing with the pressure of stepping into his father’s shoes.
The film, directed by relative newcomer David Gelb, debuted at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this month, with U.S. festival premieres in the months to come. For more information on the film, stay tuned to the official website and Facebook page for continuing coverage. Also, enjoy the wonderfully cut teaser trailer below:
Anthony Bourdain also made a trip to this location, referring to the sushi he eats there as “the best sushi I’ve had in my life“. Here’s that episode for a little background on the restaurant and the respect it garners: