Luca Guadagnino On How Intimate Sundance Doc ‘The Truffle Hunters’ Mirrors Mob Epic ‘The Irishman’ & What He’s Working On In 2020

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Luca Guadagnino On How Intimate Sundance Doc ‘The Truffle Hunters’ Mirrors Mob Epic ‘The Irishman’ & What He’s Working On In 2020
Exclusive: “The film talks about an end of days…in a way, it’s a companion piece to The Irishman,” Luca Guadagnino says about Sundance documentary The Truffle Hunters, on which he is an executive producer.

Martin Scorsese’s $150m mob epic wasn’t the first movie that came to mind after watching the intimate documentary about elderly Truffle hunters in northern Italy. My thoughts went to Michelangelo Frammartino’s Le Quattro Volte and Cosima Spender’s Palio. But Guadagnino is right in a sense.

The Truffle Hunters is about a group at the end of their lives who see their world fading and their place in reality increasingly on the boundaries,” the filmmaker observes. “At the same time, the aggression of the new goes over their heads. It’s about mortality and approaching death. The image of the hunter who doesn’t want to hunt any more reminds me
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