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Details
Runtime 84min
Director Michael Dweck
Country Italy
Year 2020
BBFC Rating 12A
BBFC Guide Infrequent strong language
Language Italian
Subtitled Y
Lexi Docs

The Truffle Hunters

The Truffle Hunters
Description

Deep in the forests of Northern Italy resides the prized white Alba truffle. Desired by the wealthiest patrons in the world, it remains a pungent but rarified mystery. It cannot be cultivated or found, even by the most resourceful of modern excavators. The only souls on Earth who know how to dig it up are a tiny circle of canines and their silver-haired human companions-Italian elders with walking sticks and devilish senses of humor-who only scour for the truffle at night so as not to leave any clues for others. Still, this small enclave of hunters induces a feverish buying market that spans the globe.

 

With unprecedented access to the elusive truffle hunters, filmmakers Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw (The Last Race, 2018 Sundance Film Festival) follow this maddening cycle from the forest floor to the pristine restaurant plate. With a wily and absurdist flare, The Truffle Hunters captures a precarious ritual constantly threatened by greed and outside influences but still somehow …


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Key
CC = Closed Captions
AD = Audio Described
C&B = Carers & Babies
FF = Film Festival
FAM = Family Screening

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Details
Runtime 84min
Director Michael Dweck
BBFC Guide Infrequent strong language
Year 2020
Country Italy
Language Italian
Subtitled Y
Lexi Docs
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