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Shown: September 17, 2023 at 6pm

Director : Alex Camilleri

Country : Malta

Release Date : 2021

Duration : 91 mins

Language : Maltese

Subtitles : Yes

A hardworking Maltese fisherman, Jesmark, is faced with an agonising choice. He can repair his leaky luzzu – a traditional, multi-coloured wooden fishing boat – in the hopes of eking out a meagre living at sea for his wife and newborn son, just as his father and grandfather did before him. Or he can decommission it in exchange for an EU payout and cast his lot with a sinister black-market operation that is decimating the Mediterranean fish population and the livelihoods of the local families who depend on the fish.

Beautifully filmed and emotionally impactful, ‘Luzzu’ uses one man’s story to capture the struggles of a region at a cultural crossroads.”  (Rotten Tomatoes)