The Truffle Hunters

Showings

CAFILM STREAMING ROOM Sat, Oct 10, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CAFILM STREAMING ROOM Sat, Oct 17, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This screening is Sold Out.
Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
Country:Italy
US
Greece
Year:2020
Running Time:84 min.
Language:Italian
Director:Michael Dweck
Gregory Kershaw
Print Source:Sony Pictures Classics
Note Writer:Joe Bowman

Description

Screening note: This digital screening has two very limited watch windows, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm PT on Saturday, October 10, and from 2:00pm to 4:30pm PT on Saturday, October 17, and is available to ticket buyers and passholders within the United States.

 

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Sometimes called “culinary diamonds,” Italy’s native Alba truffle has been a sought-after delicacy for generations; its distinct flavor and aroma—not to mention the elusive truffle’s inability to be cultivated anywhere else in the world—come with a price tag of several thousand dollars per pound. The Truffle Hunters introduces us to a merry band of elderly men and their highly skilled canines who carry on an age-old tradition of procuring the rare underground mushroom. With unprecedented access to these truffle gatekeepers, their trusted dogs, and their long-standing secrets, directors Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw capture the group’s eccentric and joyous “treasure hunts” through the breathtaking forests of Northern Italy. With its profile of an aging generation of hard-working men without successors whose “family business” has become plagued by harsh external factors, executive producer Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name, MVFF40) likens The Truffle Hunters to Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman (MVFF42)—both rich in scope and contemplative in nature.

 

A Telluride Film Festival selection

 

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Additional Information

Michael Dweck is an award-winning filmmaker and visual artist known for his narrative photographic and film projects. His work depicts the beauty and intricacy of human life, while exploring on-going struggles between identity and adaptation within endangered societal enclaves. His directorial debut, the feature documentary, The Last Race, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Gregory Kershaw is a documentary and narrative filmmaker whose work explores the complexity and beauty of humans and their planet. He has directed documentaries on environmental issues, including a series of short films funded by the United Nation Foundation. He served as a producer and director of photography on The Last Race.