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Luzzu

classified 15 PS
Film

Fri 27 May - Thu 2 June

Director
Alex Camilleri
Cast
Jesmark Scicluna, Marlene Schranz, David Scicluna
Details
94 mins, Partially Subtitled, 2021, USA/Malta
Primary language
Maltese

Self-employed Maltese fisherman Jesmark (played by real life fisherman Jesmark Scicluna, who won a Sundance Jury Prize for his very first acting role) is struggling to make ends meet in an increasingly harsh market. With a wife and young baby to support, he’s constantly battling both EU legislation (which limits the types of fish that he can catch) and the giant commercial trawlers that dominate the sea. Facing mounting economic strain and seeing no legal way forward, Jesmark happens on a black-market operation that could offer a solution – albeit a perilous one – to his problems…

Taking its name from the Maltese word for the country’s multicoloured traditional fishing boats, Luzzu is both an intimate and authentic character study and a crushing lament at the loss of community and cultural traditions in the name of progress.

  • There will be a Cinébabies screening (for parents/carers of babies under 12 months) of Luzzu on Tue 31 May at 11:00.
  • Screenings of Luzzu on Wed 1 Jun are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café & Bar with a valid cinema ticket.

AD
Audio Description
BSL
BSL interpretation
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
RS
Relaxed Screening
S
Subtitled
SD
25% Socially Distanced screening
Times TBC
To be confirmed