95 minutes


Stunning, bucolic Maltese vistas provide the backdrop to Alex Camilleri's daring and authentic portrayal of a dying way of life. Sundance Film Festival acting award winner Jesmark Scicluna, a professional fisherman by day, is cast as a character of the same name, who is hurled into the dark underworld of illicit swordfish trading and illegal markets to keep his young family afloat. Extraordinary performances from non-actors traverse livelihoods which are impossible to maintain with the increased cost of living, fishing quotas and regulation.

"Accomplished debut from Maltese-American filmmaker Alex Camilleri profiles little-represented lives with intelligence and integrity" VARIETY