SUNDAY 17 JANUARY 2021
The Truffle Hunters
A Starlight Outdoor Screening
Sunday 17 January 2021 | 8.00 pm
Italy | 2020 | 84 mins
Directors: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
Italian with English subtitles
The Truffle Hunters follows a handful of men, seventy to eighty years young, in Piedmont, Italy, on the search for the elusive Alba truffle. They’re guided by a secret culture passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly trained dogs.
The documentary subtly explores the devastating effects of climate change and deforestation on an age-old tradition through a visually stunning narrative that celebrates life and exalts the human spirit.
A captivating vérité documentary, which finds humor, charm and poignancy in the crusty eccentrics and their adored canine companions who sniff out the aromatic tubers, usually under the secretive cloak of night.