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