Documentary Feature | 84 minutes

HIFF 2020

World Cinema

This film played at HIFF 2020
on 10/9/2020, 10/10/2020 and 10/11/2020


Directed by
Michael Dweck
Gregory Kershaw

Produced by
Michael Dweck
Gregory Kershaw

2020 | Italian/Piedmontese | Italy/USA/Greece

Simultaneously intimate and visually opulent in its storytelling, THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS exquisitely portrays a simpler but endangered way of living in harmony with nature. The White Alba Truffle, the world’s most expensive ingredient, has remained for centuries an elusive and prized possession. Extremely rare and difficult to find, the only ones who have mastered the secret of the hunt are a dwindling community of aging Italian men and their specially-trained dogs. Masterfully crafted by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw (THE LAST RACE, HIFF 2018), this whimsical and charming documentary is an enthralling exploration of a ritual suspended in time.

Friday, 10/9, 7pm | Drive-In, East Hampton

Saturday, 10/10, 3pm | Scheduled Virtual Screening
Sunday, 10/11, 7pm | Scheduled Virtual Screening

This film has a 3hr watch window. You will select a ticket for a specific scheduled screening time, and then have three hours from that start time to complete the film. After three hours the film will expire.

Note: This film may only be viewed from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.