Alex Camilleri Jesmark Scicluna, Michela Farrugia, David Scicluna
Malta / 2021 / Maltese / 94 minutes / DCP / Color
A series of personal and economic crises force a Maltese fisherman to venture into the island nation’s black-market fishing industry in Alex Camilleri’s assured directorial debut. Ramin Bahrani (director of Man Push Cart, The White Tiger) produces so his frequent editorial collaborator can take the reins of this neorealist-influenced story, employing non-professional actors to startling effect. Jesmark Scicluna was rewarded with a Special Jury Prize at Sundance for his quietly devastating performance.