The sun-drenched coast of Malta and colourful designs of the traditional 'Luzzu' wooden fishing boats, belie a much greyer world of bureaucracy and compromise.
When local fisherman Jesmark's boat springs a leak, his chances of stable work and life with his wife and newborn son, also begin to drain away. Whilst trying to fix his boat, he must find a living somewhere too, but this may mean seeking work in less than legal quarters, to avoid having to decide on a more drastic solution.
With subtle undertones and commentary on the stifling regulations of the EU, overfishing and unstable markets, Luzzu presents an intelligent and beautiful realist drama of how practical realities and progress might be incompatible when set alongside preserving a more traditional way of life.
Picture House Presents
Leeds University Union