From the moment I laid eyes on the poster, I knew I had to see Jiro Dreams of Sushi. At the time, I didn't know anything about it. Was it a scripted drama? Actually made in Japan? What's the story? I had no answers to any of these questions until a few weeks later.
What I learned is that Jiro Dreams Of Sushi is a documentary profiling the world's first 3-Michelin Star sushi chef, operating out of a tiny space in the heart of a Tokyo subway station. Not exactly a location that comes to mind when you envision a 3-star restaurant. And yet...
The movie starts its run at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on March 16, and I've already got my ticket. Right now, distributors eOne Films and my friends at Calphalon are running a contest in which you can win passes for two to see this sumptuous looking film. But that's not all. The winner will also receive two spots in a hands on sushi making class at Calphalon on April 25!
You have until March 14 to enter, and while the contest is open to all Canadian residents (outside of Quebec), the prize does not include transportation to Toronto. Take a look at the official trailer and tell me you don't want to see this movie.