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"Luzzu" is the word for the traditional colorful painted fishing boats in Malta…and with the usual pair of eyes painted on each bow, a boat can take on a personality of its own. In this film, it plays one of the main characters. This luzzu's owner is a young fisherman trying to make an honest living to support his wife and newborn son. However, strict regulations, dishonest competitors, and a skeptical mother-in-law give him no choice but to enter Malta's black-market fishing industry to try and make enough money to survive. Gorgeously filmed with authentic performances, this mesmerizing film illuminates the plight of independent fishermen and the diminishing fish population. Luzzu won the Special Jury Prize for acting at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.



Presented by Lynn Ohman & John Heinz

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    94 minutes
  • Language
    Maltese
  • Country
    Malta
  • Director
    Alex Camilleri
  • Screenwriter
    Alex Camilleri
  • Producer
    Ramin Bahrani, Rebecca Anastasi, Oliver Mallia, Alex Camilleri
  • Cast
    Jesmark Scicluna, Michela Farrugia, David Scicluna, Frida Cauchi, Uday McLean, Stephen Buhagiar
  • Cinematographer
    Léo Lefèvre
  • Editor
    Alex Camilleri
  • Production Design
    Jon Banthorpe
  • Composer
    Jon Natchez