Jiro Dreams of Sushi 1

By Koseli.

When choosing a movie, I almost always go for something light and entertaining. But sometimes, I also crave thought-provoking (or even sad!) films, and I have always loved foreign films and documentaries.

While flying home on a red-eye flight recently, my husband and I discovered Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Have you seen it? I thought it was absolutely beautiful. It’s an intimate look at the dedicated life of the most accomplished sushi chef in Japan, Jiro, and a fascinating portrayal of a person wholly passionate about his work. A personal passion for sushi isn’t necessary for enjoying this film, I promise. (I’ve posted the trailer below.)

What about you. Do you enjoy documentaries? Foreign films? What’s your favorite you’ve seen recently?