The white alba truffle is also called the 'diamond of the kitchen' because of its taste and rarity. Just like there is the Simmani (wild ginseng gatherer) in Korea, there are those in Europe who hunt mushrooms with dogs. This film is a humorous documentary following the footsteps of 4 truffle hunters in northern Italy. Each character is full of unique personality, but all have a common calling. They are all wary of 'greed', and maintain a companionship with the dogs that stick with them for better or for worse. The film is a peek into the exorbitantly priced truffle industry, as well as a reminder of the value of our perilous tradition and nature. It was also invited to the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival. (KIM Se-jin)
[Screening Information]-Theater Screening / 11.27(Fri) 16:00 / Alps Cinema 1
Michael DWECK, Gregory KERSHAW
Dweck is an award-winning filmmaker and visual artist. Kershaw is a both documentary and narrative filmmaker. They both are Sundance Institute Catalyst Forum fellow, and Sundance Music and Sound Design Lab fellow in 2019. Dweck's directorial debut, The Last Race(2017) - which Gregory has also participated in as a producer and cinematographer, premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Alps Cinema 1