Luzzu15

Directed by Alex Camilleri | Malta | 2021 | 1h 35m | Maltese w/ English subtitles | Starring Jesmark Scicluna, Michela Farrugia, Uday McLean, David Scicluna

A struggling Maltese fisherman must make an agonising choice: repair his leaking luzzu boat that has been in his family for generations, or decommission it in exchange for a government pay-out. The Sundance Jury award-winning debut of writer-director Alex Camilleri is both an intimate character study as well as a soulful lament at the loss of cultural tradition in the face of political progress.

Reviews

‘Resembling a Ken Loach film with added sunshine, Alex Camilleri’s drama shows someone struggling against economic pressures in Malta.’
★★★★
Edward Porter, The Times

‘Casting real-life fishers as his stars, Maltese-American director Alex Camilleri’s paean to his homeland is a neo-realistic classic in the making’
★★★★
Phuong Le, The Guardian

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We showed Luzzu between June 18, 2022 and June 23, 2022.

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