Sony Classics’ ‘The Truffle Hunters’ gets Christmas Day release
The Sundance doc is an official selection of Cannes, Telluride, Toronto and New York film festivals
Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they will release Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw’s The Truffle Hunters in theaters on December 25, 2020. It was announced this week that the documentary will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival, capping off a string of previous acceptances into the Cannes, Telluride, and New York Film Festivals. The documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to excellent reviews earlier this year, where it was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics.
The Truffle Hunters follows a handful of men, seventy to eighty years young, in Piedmont, Italy, on the search for the elusive Alba truffle. They’re guided by a secret culture passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly trained dogs. The documentary subtly explores the devastating effects of climate change and deforestation on an age-old tradition through a visually stunning narrative that celebrates life and exalts the human spirit.
The Truffle Hunters was produced by Dweck and Kershaw. The film is A Beautiful Stories Production, Presented by Bow and Arrow Entertainment and Park Pictures, In Association with Faliro House, Artemis Rising, and Frenesy Film.