Magnolia Pictures announced they have acquired North American rights to JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI, a documentary about the life and work of master sushi chef Jiro Ono. The directorial debut of David Gelb, JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI had its world premiere at the Berlinale, and makes its North American premiere this Thursday, April 21st, at the Tribeca Film Festival. Magnolia is planning a theatrical release for the film later this year.
Jiro Ono is the 85-year-old chef at Sukiyabashi Jiro, a legendary Tokyo restaurant with three Michelin stars and ten highly coveted seats. The film rapturously documents the master at work, and the complex relationship between Jiro and Yoshikazu, his son and the heir to Sukiyabashi Jiro. JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is a mouthwatering love letter to sushi, and a moving testament to the beauty of family, tradition and the pursuit of perfection in one’s work.