Isabella Rossellini and ‘Truffle Hunters’ Directors on Doc’s Disappearing World, Dogs, Food and Her Father’s Legacy

Isabella Rossellini and ‘Truffle Hunters’ Directors on Doc’s Disappearing World, Dogs, Food and Her Father’s Legacy
Isabella Rossellini first saw “The Truffle Hunters” while serving on the 2020 Sundance jury, where Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw’s doc — now considered among the frontrunners in the race for the best documentary feature Oscar — first launched.

Their unique cinéma vérité depiction of a vanishing Italian world in the forests of Piedmont, where old men and their dogs hunt white truffles prized by gourmet restaurants around the world, struck a deep chord with Rossellini, to the point of wanting to support it “with one of these virtual interviews set up due to Covid-19,” she tells Variety in a joint interview with the directors. The resulting interview ranged from the earthy aspects of the critically acclaimed “Truffle Hunters” and the ancestral bond between dogs and humans, to her father, Roberto Rossellini, and Federico Fellini’s shared aversion to fast-cut editing.

Isabella, why did “The Truffle Hunters” make such a big impression on you?
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