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Institute of Contemporary Arts
Luzzu, dir. Alex Camilleri, Malta 2021, 95 min., Maltese with English subtitles, 15

Alex Camilleri’s award-winning feature debut is a beautifully told tale that pits the forces of globalisation against the morals of a young fisherman struggling to make ends meet in modern-day Europe.

Jesmark (Jesmark Scicluna) is at a crossroads. A young man from a long family line of fishermen, he fishes off the Maltese coast in a luzzu – a traditional, multi-coloured wooden boat. But his luzzu is in desperate need of repairs, and Jesmark’s choice is plain: to repair in the hope of eking out a meagre living for his young family; or to decommission it for an EU payout, then join a sinister black-market fishing operation that is decimating the Mediterranean. Convincing performances from a non-professional cast – led by Scicluna, winner of the Special Jury Award at Sundance – lend added authenticity to this compelling and quietly urgent tale.
09:00 pm
Fri, 27 May 2022
Cinema 1
05:20 pm
Sat, 28 May 2022
Cinema 2
04:45 pm
Sun, 29 May 2022
Cinema 2
06:45 pm
Tue, 31 May 2022
Cinema 2
08:30 pm
Wed, 01 Jun 2022
Cinema 1
09:00 pm
Thu, 02 Jun 2022
Cinema 2
02:30 pm
Sat, 04 Jun 2022
Cinema 1
08:25 pm
Sun, 05 Jun 2022
Cinema 2
02:15 pm
Tue, 07 Jun 2022
Cinema 2
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