Alex Camilleri (2021)

Jesmark Scicluna, Marlene Schranz, David Scicluna Rated 15 Run time 94 mins

Jesmark’s luzzu (a traditional fishing boat) has been in his family for generations, handed down to him from his father. But traditional fishing methods are threatened by stricter regulation, and he is also confronted with the realities of supporting his family. A rare Maltese production and a powerful neo-realistic story of modernization in a small community, Luzzu won a Sundance Jury Prize for its non-professional lead actor Jesmark Scicluna, a real-life Maltese fisherman.

98% – Rotten Tomatoes

6.9 / 10 – IMDB

“In “Luzzu,” his first feature film, Camilleri demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of how small moments can build a sense of place”

“In his subtle, vérité approach, he captures something special — not one man’s crisis, but a community’s culture.”

‘Luzzu’ Review: Capturing Culture on the Coasts of Malta -The NY Times