The Truffle Hunters (12A)
Film showing at Malvern Theatres.
A handful of men search for rare, expensive and delicious white Alba truffles deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy.
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.
Documentary: Spoken in Italian and Piedmontese with English subtitles
Running time: 1 hour and 24 minutes