The Truffle Hunters

02 February 2022 Italy/Greece/USA 2020 Directors: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle which, to date, has resisted modern science’s efforts at cultivation. They are guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations as well… Continue reading The Truffle Hunters

The Wonders

03 November 2021 Italy/Switzerland/Germany 2014 Director: Alice Rohrwachers Outstanding performances from the ensemble cast bring warmth and insight to this film about an alternative-lifestyle family eking out a breadline existence as beekeepers in the Tuscan wilds. When a television crew arrives to film the “Countryside Wonders” competition, twelve-year-old Gelsomina (Maria Alexandra Lungu) is transfixed by… Continue reading The Wonders

The Eight Mountains

28 February 2024 Italy, Belgium, France 2021 147 Minutes Directors: Felix van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch Certificate 12A – Infrequent strong language Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Cannes, The Eight Mountains is a staggeringly beautiful, uplifting tale of lifelong friendship. One summer, 12-year-old Pietro and his family leave Turin to rent a house amidst… Continue reading The Eight Mountains