Here's the trailer for a stunning new documentary about the ancient art of sake making from filmmaker Erik Shirai. Deadline Hollywood writes that Shirai served as a cinematographer on Anthony Bourdain's shows No Reservations and The Layover. Bourdain always places an emphasis on creative and beautiful camera work in his shows, and this documentary is no different. The clip shows gorgeous scenes of Japan's chilly and foggy mornings alongside stunning close-ups of the sake-making process. Titled The Birth of Sake, it follows the "sacrifices that craftsmen take in preserving a 2,000-year-old tradition at the 144-year-old family-run Yoshida Brewery." The film — which involved Shirai spending a year following the brewery — premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival this week.
Watch the Breathtaking Trailer for 'The Birth of Sake,' a New Documentary
The film is made by a No Reservations alum.
by Khushbu Shah
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