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.
Jesmark Scicluna, Michela Farrugia, David Scicluna
Maltese, English(In Parts)