The Truffle Hunters
Deep in the forests of Northern Italy, a select circle of elderly men and their sharp-nosed canines hunt for precious truffles. Shortlisted for the 2021 Oscars, Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw’s festival favourite The Truffle Hunters offers a magical glimpse behind a carefully guarded, generations-old tradition that’s at risk of dying out. Following the men and dogs who devote their lives to this rarefied delicacy, and the feverish global market that devours their wares, this documentary is a charming deep-dive into a fascinating culinary sub-culture. Gorgeously lensed and utterly transportative, The Truffle Hunters is essential viewing for dog lovers and gourmands alike.
Why You Should See This Film
It’s physically impossible to watch the trailer for this film and not be charmed. If you loved Honeyland, there’s a good chance you will love The Truffle Hunters too — it’s the kind of film that makes you want to pack it all up and move to a cosy cottage in Northern Italy with your cute dog and your delicious truffles.
- Year: 2020
- Rating: M
- Director: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
- Duration: 84 minutes
- Language: Italian and Piedmontese with English subtitles