THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS

Documentaries
Director: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw 2020 84 Minutes Ages 12+
THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS Sat 03 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 01:45pm 84mins New Farm Six Cinemas
THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS Thu 08 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:30pm 204mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS Sat 10 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 04:30pm 84mins Reading Cinemas Newmarket

Part of the Cannes Film Festival 2020 selection, The Truffle Hunters follows a group of eccentric, elderly truffle hunters and their beloved truffle dogs through the forest as they covertly seek out one of the most prized food ingredients in the world. 

Traversing the picturesque Italian countryside, directors Dweck and Kershaw build a warm portrait of the passionate hunters, who discuss the joys of working in the wild, the stiff competition of the hunt and the creeping effects of climate change. A window into a multi-million dollar industry — in which truffles are auctioned on plush velvet cushions — the film delves into this mercurial market and its denizens, from an anonymous buyer sourcing the fungi for a president to the dark-alley bargains between sweet-talking truffle traders and cagey hunters.

Details

Year:2020
Classification:Ages 12+
Country:Italy, USA and Greece
Language:Italian and Piedmontese, with English subtitles
Director:Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
Producer:Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
Program strand:Documentaries
Rights:Sony Pictures Classics