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The Truffle Hunters

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Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years old, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle-which to date has resisted all of modern science's efforts at cultivation.

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Jan 9, 2021

The Truffle Hunters is about sustaining tradition in a world that seems to (d)evolve too fast. It's about mortality, but it's never morbid. It's about fungi, but it's never dull. It takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the contemporary, social-media-driven society and plunges you into the woodsy stillness of Northern Italy. You don't have to love truffles to crave a little bit of that beautiful solitude.

Metacritic review by Alex Saveliev
Alex Saveliev
Film Threat
Sep 9, 2020

Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw (The Last Race) directed, produced and shot this captivating vérité documentary, which finds humor, charm and poignancy in the crusty eccentrics and their adored canine companions who sniff out the aromatic tubers, usually under the secretive cloak of night.

Metacritic review by David Rooney
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
Sep 9, 2020

The Truffle Hunters is a film as distinctive and lingering as the scent of the rare tuber that inspires it.

Lee Marshall
Screen Daily