Luzzu

Country
Maltese
Production Year
2021
Running Time
95 Minutes
Genre
Drama

Synopsis

A poor Maltese fisherman faces the temptation to sell his wooden fishing boat and join a black-market operation that’s decimating the Mediterranean fish population and the livelihoods of local families.

 

Director

Alex Camilleri
Alex Camilleri is a Maltese-American filmmaker. He is an alumnus of both the Sundance and Film Independent labs and currently preparing his feature directorial debut, “Luzzu” — a neo-realist drama offering a rare glimpse into Malta’s fishing industry. “Luzzu” won national funding in Malta and was chosen for the prestigious Les Arcs Works-In-Progress screening. The film anticipated a premiere in 2020. His short film and documentary work has been screened globally, winning such awards as “Best Student Documentary” at the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival. As an editor, his works have been screened at Venice, Telluride, and Toronto. Credits include “Keep The Change” (Best Film & Best Director, Tribeca 2017) and “Blood Kin” (Venice 2018, Sconfini), and as an Associate Editor on HBO’s “Fahrenheit 451.” As director and editor of commercial content, Alex has created spots for Amazon, Vogue, Intel, and others.