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Luzzu (2021)

Luzzu
Running time: 94 min. | Genre: Poverty, Fishing, Family, Drama, Social drama
Luzzu

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 generations 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.

Nominations & Awards

Sundance Film Festival

Special Jury Award - Drama (World Cinema)
WINNER
Grand Jury Prize - Best Picture Drama (World Cinema)
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

Luzzu

Director

Alex Camilleri

Running time

94 min.

Screenwriter

Alex Camilleri

Music

Jon Natchez

Cinematography

Léo Lefèvre

Year

2021

Country

Malta Malta

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