Searching for Umami

Searching for Umami

Iñigo Ruiz, Virginia Jönas, Jesús Javier Ruiz
Dani Garcia offers a tribute to one of his gastronomic idols, Nobu Matsuhisa, the main exponent of Japanese cuisine worldwide. In his kitchen, an element is present, umami, which provokes different interpretations among chefs from all over the world. Taking advantage of the company of the best Spanish chefs gathered for this event, the documentary, as well as reflecting on those days, try to explore the opinions of each one of them about Umami.

Iñigo Ruiz

Director lñigo Ruiz (Pamplona, ??1972) After graduating in journalism from the University of Navarra, he made his way through Canal +, where he directed the documentary "Close to Gasol" about the Catalonian basketball player's first year in Memphis. In addition to running various advertising campaigns nationwide, this assistant producer in Visual Communication since 2006 has produced video-documents (documentaries) about artists from Navarra: "Últimamente", dedicated to Juan José Aquerreta; "Refugios" about Pedro Salaberri and "Nicolás", on Elena Goñi. Audiovisual contributor to the Society for News Design. In 2013 he produced the documentary "STM. Renacer" about the Museum of San Telmo for Euskal Telebista. In conjunction with directing "Deconstruyendo a Dani Garcia" in 2014, he also produced the documentary "X Films" about the film production company of the same name that made it possible to make a start in cinema for Jose Luis Garci, Rafael Alcaine, Jordi Grau , etc.

Virginia Jönas

Degree in Communication from the University of Navarra. After developing her professional career as a journalist in various national and international media, she made the leap to audiovisual production as director of animation at Pausoka. She has directed and coordinated advertising campaigns and events for different brands and institutions. Producer at Visual Comunicación since 2011, she coordinated the production of the documentary "Equis Filsm. Brief History of a patronage "(2014), selected in several national festivals. In recent years he has directed and produced: "Una noche como esta" (short documentary), "Bienvenu Monsieur Robuchon" and "Searching for Umami".

Jesús Javier Ruiz

(Pamplona 1975) graduated in Communication Audiovisual by the University of Navarra. In 2006, He became an associate producer in Visual Comunicación. Director and editor of various videos and documentaries such as "San Telmo. Reborn" for EITB or the different documentaries of the video-documents about Navarrese artists such as "Lately" dedicated to Juan José Aquerreta or "Nicolás" dedicated to Elena Goñi.

  • Original title Searching for Umami
  • Director Iñigo Ruiz, Virginia Jönas, Jesús Javier Ruiz
  • Duration 56
  • Production year 2017
  • Theme Gastronomy
  • Aspect 16:9
  • Format Full HD (1080)
  • Category Feature Film
  • Subcategory Documentary
  • Nationality Spain
  • Producer Visual Comunicación
  • Dialogue language Spanish
  • Subtitle language English
  • Intérpretes Dani García, Nobu Matsuhisa, Ferran Adrià, José Andrés, Juan Mari Arzak