‘Luzzu’ Review: A Heartbreaking Neorealist Fishing Drama About A Man Caught in the Tides of Change [Sundance 2021]
Posted on Sunday, January 31st, 2021 by Hoai-Tran Bui
Flitting around the giant industrial trawlers that haul in hundreds of fish every day are the bright, colorful luzzus, the small but sturdy traditional fishing boats of the Maltese islands, painted in vibrant yellows, and blues, and reds that create beautiful little beacons scattered throughout the surrounding seas. But the luzzus are slowly disappearing, its owners being pushed out of business or bought out by the government. They’re a dying breed, to which Alex Camilleri‘s neorealist drama Luzzu pays somber homage.