PLAYING THIS WEEK
at Sag Harbor Cinema
This week, Sag Harbor Cinema will open Scottish writer/director Ben Sharrock’s quirky comedy, Limbo, about finding your inner love and passion in times of personal trial and tribulation. We will also continue our run of New York Times Critic’s Pick The Truffle Hunters, executive produced by Call Me by Your Name director, Luca Guadanigno.
Limbo tells the story of a group of refugees waiting on a fictional island to find out if they are approved for asylum. Sharrock’s charming purgatorial tale explores the implications of being a refugee on one’s identity.
The Truffle Hunters follows the secretive, dying art of searching for top dollar mushrooms. With unprecedented access to this elusive world, co-directors Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw take us through the life cycle of truffles as they go from forest to plate.
ABOUT THE FILMS
Directed by: Ben Sharrock
UK, 2020; 103 mins, in English Rated R
Ben Sharrock’s second feature Limbo is a funny and poignant cross-cultural satire that subtly sews together the hardship and hope of the refugee experience. Limbo deploys pitch perfect wit and crisp observation to shine a light on the hearts and lives of those at the centre of a crisis that most of us only experience through headlines.
Says the director: “I wanted to tell a story that has the landscape of the refugee as a subject matter, but with my style of filmmaking. So there are absurdist elements which rally against the representation of refugees in mainstream media, films that focus on the purely sensationalist aspects of that subject matter.”
The Truffle Hunters
Directed by: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
Italy, Greece, USA, 2021; 84 mins, Italian with English subtitles Rated: PG-13
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, guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly-trained dogs. In the words of co-director Michael Dweck: “We’re always searching for worlds that have held onto traditions and retained their identities…communities that have very close connections to nature in the case of The Truffle Hunters…and these worlds are disappearing rapidly.”
For showtimes and tickets, go to our website, www.sagharborcinema.org
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