THE TRUFFLE HUNTERSDocumentaries
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 06:30pm 204mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
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.
|Country:||Italy, USA and Greece|
|Language:||Italian and Piedmontese, with English subtitles|
|Director:||Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw|
|Producer:||Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw|
|Rights:||Sony Pictures Classics|