Dir. Alex Camilleri
(Malta, 2021), 94 min

EU FILMS – Not in Competition

Jesmark, a Maltese fisherman, contends with a newfound leak in his traditional wooden “luzzu” boat. Barely getting by, he sees his livelihood — and a family tradition from generations before him — in danger 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 specialized medical care, Jesmark gradually slips into an illicit black-market fishing operation.