supported by the short film
‘Forming Game’ by Malcolm Sutherland
7:30 doors for a 7:45 start.
£5 (£3 under 16) entrance on the door. Bring your own refreshments.
Or why not bring your own sushi? This screening is sponsored by the Bayleaf Delicatessen. Pop down to get your ingredients.
This is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, 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 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar. At the heart of this story is Jiro’s relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro’s legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father’s shadow.
★★★★★ Time Out New York – ‘A work of art’.
★★★★ Empire – Engaging and trancey, it’s one of the most incisive gastro-docs in recent memory. Jiro is a miracle of perfectionism married to expertise. The same can said for Gelb’s loving documentary.
★★★★ Total Film – ‘A simple tale but one to savour’.
★★★★ Telegraph – ‘Your mouth and mind will water uncontrollably’.