The Malta Independent 14 April 2021, Wednesday

Maltese film ‘Luzzu’ acquired by Kino Lorber for distribution in North America - report

Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 11:43 Last update: about 2 months ago

Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Alex Camilleri’s feature debut, “Luzzu,” which world-premiered at Sundance where it won the Special Jury Award for its lead actor, Jesmark Scicluna, Variety reports.

Penned, directed and edited by Camilleri, “Luzzu” revolves around Jesmark, a struggling fisherman on Malta who is forced to risk everything by entering the world of black market fishing in order to provide for his wife and newborn baby.

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“Luzzu” was the first Maltese feature to compete in a major international festival.

The film was praised by critics for the poignant performances of non-actors and professionals in lead roles.

The movie is produced by Rebecca Anastasi, Ramin Bahrani (“The White Tiger,” “99 Homes”), Camilleri and Oliver Mallia.

The full report may be read here

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