Luzzu(EUFF 2022)
2021 Sundance Film Festival – Special Jury Award

BFI London Film Festival

Jesmark, a Maltese fisherman, contends with a newfound leak in his wooden luzzu boat. Barely getting by, he sees his livelihood — and a family tradition from generation before him — imperiled by diminishing harvests, a ruthless fishing industry, and a stagnating ecosystem. Desperate to provide for his wife and their newborn son, whose growth impediment requires treatment, Jesmark gradually slips into an illicit black-market fishing operation. An emotionally-charged story fuelled by performances from its non-professional cast.
Alex Camilleri
Jesmark Scicluna, Michela Farrugia, David Scicluna
Release Date
Maltese, English(In Parts)
Run Time
95 minutes
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