Run time: 84 mins

Michael Dweck offers a charming and privileged insight into the clandestine mode de vie of a community of elderly truffle hunters.    


  The Truffle Hunters invites its audience into a secretive, geriatric enclave in the heart of Piedmont, Italy. Far removed from the intrusion of modern technology, hustle-culture and hyperproduction, the octogenarians spend their days alongside canine pals hunting for their local delicacy: a bulbous, white truffle. Portraying its subjects in a series of delightful vignettes, its most notable inclusions are Aurelio, an ardent singleton and existentialist, and Sergio, a passionate drummer.


  It is a sensory feast: visually, in its alternations of painterly landscapes and time-stopped domestic idylls and auditorily, through the enveloping and quasi-orchestral soundscapes of Stephen Urata. Though romantic in presentation, it doesn’t fail to acknowledge the increasing threats to the protagonists’ lifestyles such as climate change, deforestation and saboteurs.    Directed by Michael Dweck, the veteran narrative photographer, and produced by Luca Guadagnino, the director of Call Me By Your Name, this precious film is sure-fire to prompt a rethink of your retirement plans.


Freya Williams


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