Food on Film: Jiro Dreams of Sushi (U)
Food on Film
Mon 19 Feb 2024
£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s
Dir. David Gelb
2023 | 81 mins | US
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 relentlessly pursues his lifelong quest to create the perfect piece of sushi.
In the winter season we’ll be taking a closer look at the life and art of the chef. We start with classic food film BIG NIGHT (29th Jan), which follows the trials and tribulations of two brothers as they try to keep their New Jersey, Italian restaurant afloat. Next up is documentary JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI (19th Feb), which explores the care and craft that go into renowned sushi master Jiro’s creations. We end with new release TASTE OF THINGS (23rd-29th Feb), which is another feast for the eyes filled with sensual scenes of food and cooking. Set in 19th century France, it centres on the relationship and shared passion for food between gourmand Dodin and his cook Eugenie.
FOOD ON FILM: IN FOUR SEASONS
Discover a world of food on film with a compilation of documentaries, features and shorts from around the world, scheduled across four seasons.
Each season will explore food from a different social, cultural or political angle, to discover how it shapes the world around us – our identities, livelihoods and planet. Screenings will be accompanied by talks, workshops and events hosted by food researchers and producers, and there will be plenty of opportunities to get hands on with making and tasting.
Food on Film is delivered in partnership with Exeter Food: A University Research Network and the MA Food Studies
The season is also delivered in conjunction with Exeter Phoenix Social [practice] programme.
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∆ BBFC Rating Details:
U – no material likely to offend or harm