The Truffle Hunters

  •   Hawkhurst
  •   Rye
  •   Bermondsey

Hawkhurst

The Truffle Hunters (12A) 84mins

Screening at Kino Rye and Hawkurst during August.

Selected for the Sundance, Cannes, Telluride, Toronto and New York Film Festivals.

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.

’exquisite...sniff out this Italian gem’ ★★★★ The Times

'a film to leave you with a smile on your face' ★★★★The Guardian

'enchanting...a poignant lament for a fading art that doubles as foodie heaven' ★★★★Empire

'idyllic, with each shot looking like it could be framed and put on the wall of a photography exhibition. It really is a gem'  ★★★★The Sun

'a delicious documentary of men and their dogs' ★★★★ Mark Kermode, The Observer

'A scrumptious cinematic journey. Try not to fall hard for the joy it spreads' Variety

'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' Hollywood Reporter

 

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Rye

The Truffle Hunters (12A) 84mins

Screening at Kino Rye and Hawkurst during August.

Selected for the Sundance, Cannes, Telluride, Toronto and New York Film Festivals.

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.

’exquisite...sniff out this Italian gem’ ★★★★ The Times

'a film to leave you with a smile on your face' ★★★★The Guardian

'enchanting...a poignant lament for a fading art that doubles as foodie heaven' ★★★★Empire

'idyllic, with each shot looking like it could be framed and put on the wall of a photography exhibition. It really is a gem'  ★★★★The Sun

'a delicious documentary of men and their dogs' ★★★★ Mark Kermode, The Observer

'A scrumptious cinematic journey. Try not to fall hard for the joy it spreads' Variety

'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' Hollywood Reporter

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER


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Bermondsey

The Truffle Hunters (12A) 84mins

Screening at Kino Rye and Hawkurst during August.

Selected for the Sundance, Cannes, Telluride, Toronto and New York Film Festivals.

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.

’exquisite...sniff out this Italian gem’ ★★★★ The Times

'a film to leave you with a smile on your face' ★★★★The Guardian

'enchanting...a poignant lament for a fading art that doubles as foodie heaven' ★★★★Empire

'idyllic, with each shot looking like it could be framed and put on the wall of a photography exhibition. It really is a gem'  ★★★★The Sun

'a delicious documentary of men and their dogs' ★★★★ Mark Kermode, The Observer

'A scrumptious cinematic journey. Try not to fall hard for the joy it spreads' Variety

'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' Hollywood Reporter

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER


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