They say Piemonte is a magical place. I lived there, so it’s easy to believe ’em. A great state of mind where time remains on their side. Where there’s hundreds and hundreds of herbs and thousands of flowers and magic is strewn throughout their magical land.
This films’s a one off, an original. It’s about the truffle hunters; the old men of Piemonte, stubborn, delightful old guys in love with the hunt, and of course their dogs who perform the magic required in such a hunt.
Truffles are considered magical in their own way, so rare and hard to find. More than ever. These strictly old school hunters, and their beloved dogs, filmed in Piemonte, so close to our former home. Charming, funny with the mystery and magic of the Piemontese on full view.
Someone called it a delicious documentary. I think they said it best. And I think the directors captured their essence; isolated, deep in the forest; one tough and talented tribe.
Hope to see you in Piemonte; it’s the secret that needs to be told.