When:
December 16, 2021 – January 31, 2022 all-day
2021-12-16T00:00:00+00:00
2022-02-01T00:00:00+00:00
Where:
Virtual Screening
Contact:
Film Team

GCIFF 2021 ENCORE SCREENING!

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.

Winner: World Cinema Jury Prize for Acting, Sundance Film Festival

“One of the best films of 2021.” – Movie Nation

“An unaffected triumph with a simmering power… a stirringly nuanced and dazzlingly shot humanistic drama.” – Los Angeles Times

“Malta’s views are arresting, but the images Camilleri chooses would never be found in a travel brochure. In his subtle, vérité approach, he captures something special — not one man’s crisis, but a community’s culture.” – The New York Times

Alex Camilleri | Narrative | 95 Minutes | Malta | Maltese w/english subtitles | $12


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