The Truffle Hunters
OFFICIAL SELECTION SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL, TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL, NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL, TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years young, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle—which to date has resisted all of modern science's efforts at cultivation.
The demand for white truffles increases year after year, even as the supply decreases. As a result of climate change, deforestation, and the lack of young people taking up the mantle, the truffle hunters' secrets are more coveted than ever. However, as it soon becomes clear, these ageing men may just hold something much more valuable than even this prized delicacy: the secret to a rich and meaningful life.
Jul 08, 2021 at 12:17