Foreign Cinema, Park City Film Series at the Santy
The Truffle Hunters
May 7, 2021 – May 9, 2021
Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years young, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle-which to date has resisted all of modern science's efforts at cultivation.
The Polish woman Wanda, 35, looks after Joseph, 70, in his family villa by the lake. She is there for him around the clock and also helps his wife Elsa, 75. The youngest son Gregi, 28, likes her very much. The work is poorly paid, but Wanda needs the money for her own family in Poland. Since everyone lives under one roof, Wanda gets an intimate view of their family life. So intimate that Wanda unexpectedly becomes pregnant.
Based on his 2015 bestselling book, THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES, Peter Wohlleben vividly describes his belief that trees are able to communicate with each other. He shares his love of woods and forests and explains the processes of life, death, and regeneration that he has observed over the years.
A young man is sent to "La Maca," a prison of Ivory Coast in the middle of the forest ruled by its prisoners. With the red moon rising, he is designated by the Boss to be the new "Roman" and must tell a story to the other prisoners to stay alive.
Pensioners Nina and Madeleine have hidden their deep and passionate love for many decades, but their bond is put to the test when they are suddenly unable to move freely between each other's apartments.