Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced home release dates for The Truffle Hunters, which will become available on digital, Blu-ray Disc and DVD Aug. 17.
Directed by Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw, The Truffle Hunters is a documentary about a group of aging men, in their 70s and 80s, hunting in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle, which to date has resisted all of modern science’s efforts at cultivation. They’re guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their expertly trained dogs. They live a simpler, slower way of life, in harmony with their loyal animals and their picture-perfect land, seemingly straight out of a fairy tale. They’re untethered to cell phone screens or the Internet, opting instead to make their food and drink by hand and prioritizing in-person connections and community.
The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020 and was released on March 5 of this year by Sony Pictures Classics.
The three home editions each include a featurette, “The Story of The Truffle Hunters,” in which filmmakers Dweck and Kershaw talk about how they entered the storybook world of truffle hunting and embraced the eclectic personalities behind the culinary quests.