Truffle Hunters

Local title
Trühvlikütid
Original title
Truffle Hunters
Director
Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
Country
USA, Italy, Greece
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival, 20th Youth and Children's Film Festival
Programme
DOC@PÖFF, ENVIRONMENT AGENCY ENVIRONMENTAL FILM PROGRAMME, JF SCIENCE360°

Deep in the forests of Northern Italy resides the prized white Alba truffle. Desired by the wealthiest patrons in the world, it remains a pungent but rarified mystery. It cannot be cultivated or found, even by the most resourceful of modern excavators. The only souls on Earth who know how to dig it up are a tiny circle of canines and their silver-haired human companions – Italian elders with walking sticks and devilish senses of humour – who only scour for the truffle at night so as not to leave any clues for others.

"With a wily and absurdist flare, ‘The Truffle Hunters’ captures a precarious ritual constantly threatened by greed and outside influences but still somehow protected by those clever, tight-lipped few who know how to unearth the magic within nature." – Sundance Film Festival

Director
Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
Cast
Carlo Gonella, Aurelio Conterno, Angelo Gagliardi, Egidio Gagliardi, Sergio Cauda
Producer
Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
DoP
Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
Editor
Charlotte Munch Bengtsen
Runtime
Language
Italian
Director
Michael Dweck

The Last Race (2018, doc), The Truffle Hunters (2020, doc) Gregory Kershaw: The Truffle Hunters (2020, doc)

Director
Gregory Kershaw

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Screenings

Hall Athena Center Tartu
Screening012101 / Trühvlikütid
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A duration
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Hall 2 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening030201 / Trühvlikütid
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Hall 3 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris Tallinn
Screening131103 / Trühvlikütid
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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