Food & Film: The Truffle Hunters 2020

6.30PM Thu 8 Oct 2020 (1hr 24mins)
GOMA | GOMA Restaurant, Cinema A | Sold Out

SYNOPSIS

Enjoy a delectable dining experience with fellow cinemagoers in GOMA’s long gallery and discover insights into of one of the world’s rarest and most sought-after ingredients. Drawing inspiration from the charming documentary The Truffle Hunters, GOMA Executive Chef Douglas Innes-Will crafts a bespoke two-course menu (revealed on the night) that will awaken the senses to its uniquely pungent aroma and earthy taste. Selected by Cannes Film Festival 2020, The Truffle Hunters follows fascinating characters and their beloved dogs through the Italian countryside in search of the elusive, and extremely lucrative, truffle.

Note: GOMA Restaurant endeavours to cater for special dietary requests. Please state food allergies at the time of booking.

The Truffle Hunters

Part of the Cannes Film Festival 2020 selection, The Truffle Hunters follows a group of eccentric, elderly truffle hunters and their beloved truffle dogs through the forest as they covertly seek out one of the most prized food ingredients in the world.

Traversing the picturesque Italian countryside, directors Dweck and Kershaw build a warm portrait of the passionate hunters, who discuss the joys of working in the wild, the stiff competition of the hunt and the creeping effects of climate change. A window into a multi-million dollar industry — in which truffles are auctioned on plush velvet cushions — the film delves into this mercurial market and its denizens, from an anonymous buyer sourcing the fungi for a president to the dark-alley bargains between sweet-talking truffle traders and cagey hunters.

Australian Premiere

CREDITS

84 MINUTES, ITALY, USA, GREECE, ITALIAN AND PIEDMONTESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTORS: MICHAEL DWECK, GREGORY KERSHAW / RIGHTS: SONY PICTURES CLASSICS