'The impressive feature debut from Maltese-American writer and director Alex Camilleri manages to be both self-contained, in its depiction of an embattled community, but also unexpectedly far-reaching in its themes.' - Wendy Ide, Screen International

Jesmark, a Maltese fisherman discovers another leak in his wooden luzzu boat. Barely getting by, he sees his livelihood and the family tradition imperiled by diminishing harvests, a ruthless fishing industry, and a stagnating ecosystem. Desperate to provide for his wife and their sickly son, Jesmark slips into a sinister black-market operation. Luzzu is the first Maltese feature to compete in a major international festival, picking up the Special Jury Award for acting at Sundance, and heralding the arrival of writer-director-editor Alex Camilleri.

Luzzu film poster