The Truffle Hunters

The Truffle Hunters

Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw

  • Director: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
    Starring: Piero Botto, Sergio Cauda, Maria Cicciù
    Release Date: Fri 09 Jul 2021
  • 12A
  • 84
    Min

Synopsis

Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle - which to date has resisted all of modern science's efforts at cultivation. They're guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly-trained dogs. They live a simpler, slower way of life, in harmony with their loyal animals and their picture-perfect land, seemingly straight out of a fairy tale.



The demand for white truffles increases year after year, even as the supply decreases. As a result of climate change, deforestation, and the lack of young people taking up the mantle, the truffle hunters' secrets are more coveted than ever. However, as it soon becomes clear, these ageing men may just hold something much more valuable than even this prized delicacy: the secret to a rich and meaningful life.