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The Truffle Hunters

Gregory Kershaw | 2020 | 84 MINS
Italy | Subtitles
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This surprise hit of the summer at New Park (complete sell-out) explores a world most viewers will know nothing about - with delightfully savoury results. A near-perfect documentary film for those who love Italian cuisine and dogs.

In Detail

This film is also a heart-wrenchingly sweet study of the pure love that exists between old men and their dogs. In the forests of Piedmont in northern Italy there is to be found a certain exquisite form of white truffle prized by connoisseurs and gourmands and restaurateurs the world over – and they are prepared to pay big money.

The film shows auctions for these dusty, bulbous fungi with buyers showing the kind of overexcitement more associated with sales of wine or contemporary art. The stars are the dogs but not far behind is a boisterous gallery of ageing oddballs.

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