The Truffle Hunters

2020

The Truffle Hunters

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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. They're guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly-trained dogs. They live a simpler, slower way of life, in harmony with their loyal animals and their picture-perfect land, seemingly straight out of a fairy tale. They're untethered to cell phone screens or the Internet, opting instead to make their food and drink by hand and prioritizing in-person connections and community. 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.

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (9)

  • Like the gastronomic delicacy that can neither be replaced nor cultivated, the film... oozes a cinematic perfume both delightful and distinctive.

    January 27, 2020 | Full Review…

    Tomris Laffly

    Variety
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  • Watching a gourmet buyer reverently smell and taste a choice example of their finds, shaved over a simple fried egg to strains of Tosca, no less, will have you salivating.

    January 27, 2020 | Full Review…
  • This is a sensuous plunge into a world that's built on simple pleasures.

    February 13, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • [A] delightful, bittersweet look at the dying breed of Italian men who, along with their beloved dogs, know exactly where to find the increasingly rare fungus.

    February 7, 2020 | Full Review…
  • The Truffle Hunters is primarily about those who make it their life's mission to track down this ever-rare species of food, and this documentary does endearing justice to their respective stories-humans and canines alike.

    February 5, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • A handsome way to share the quiet, rural lives of these men, and an honest one.

    February 3, 2020 | Full Review…

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