LUZZU

Directed by: Alex Camilleri

Cast: Jesmark Scicluna, David Scicluna, Michela Farrugia

Screenplay: Alex Camilleri

2021 | Malta

FILM SYNOPSIS

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 — imperilled 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.

Languages: Maltese

Subtitles available: Arabic | English | French | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish