The white Alba truffle is the most expensive–and elusive–ingredient in the world. Found only in the forests of Northern Italy, its secrets have been guarded for generations by a select group of older Italian men and their canine companions: the truffle hunters. Filmmakers Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw enter their singular world, discovering truly one-of-a-kind characters–and some unforgettable dogs–in this affectionate, beautifully shot, and precisely paced observational portrait that will make viewers long to travel to Piedmont themselves.   

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Director: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
Executive Producer: Luca Guadagnino, Matthew Perniciaro, Michael Sherman, Lance Acord, Sam Bisbee, Wendy Neu, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Regina K. Scully, Patty Quillin, Geralyn White Dreyfous, Molly Lewis, Adam Lewis, Leslie Berriman, Nion Mcevoy, Cameron O’Reilly, Jim Swartz, Susan Swartz, Linda Weinman, Bruce Heavin, Jamie Wolf
Producer: Micheal Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
Cinematographer: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
Editor: Charlotte Munch Bengtsen
Music: Ed Côrtes
Language: Italian
Country: Italy, USA
Year: 2020
US Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics