The Truffle Hunters

Documentary Rated: PG-13 84 min
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Deep in the forests of Northern Italy resides the prized white Alba truffle, and 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 humor – who only scour for the truffle at night so as not to leave any clues for others. Still, this small enclave of hunters induces a feverish buying market that spans the globe. 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
Cannes Film Festival
Telluride Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
New York Film Festival

“An enchanting documentary about men and their best friends combing the northern Italian forests for an unlikely delicacy.” — A.O. Scott, New York Times
“Gorgeous. Unique. Delightful. Visual Poetry. A fascinating glimpse inside a world of arcane knowledge and the luxury market that feeds off it. A constant feast for the eyes and a nourishment for the soul, giving the illusion of a journey back in time to a pre-technology age of simpler pleasures.” — David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
directed by
Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
written by
Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
Piero Botto, Sergio Cauda, Maria Cicciù
Italy, Greece, United States
production company
Faliro House Productions, Park Pictures, Frenesy Film Company, Bow and Arrow Entertainment, Artemis Rising Productions