Luzzu | SproutsFF22

Luzzu | SproutsFF22

When his newborn child is in need of expensive medical help, fisherman Jesmark is forced onto the black-market. Luzzu lays bare a failing system of European regulations that only harms traditional fishing communities instead of big corporations. Colorful Maltese slice of neorealism that shows the societal consequences of climate change, with an undeniably strong lead performance by non-actor Jesmark Scicluna.


Luzzu is part of the eco competition of Sprouts Film Festival.



Sprouts Film Festival

In 2007 a new cinema was added to the rich cultural landscape of Amsterdam. Studio/K is a unique cultural center in that it is fully run by a group of approximately fifty dedicated students. Today we are one of the leading independent cinemas in the city with around 100.000 visitors a year. In 2022 we are expanding our reach by creating our own film festival. The yearly Sprouts Film Festival showcases cinema of the future by focusing on two fiction feature film competitions. Firstly, our Debut Competition will be solely made up of first works that have a strong socio-political message at their core. As students and aspiring system changers we know how difficult it can be to get your foot in the door. Through presenting fresh and unreleased gems to Amsterdam’s international audience we hope to help further kickstart new talent. Secondly, our Eco Competition will consist of works with a strong environmental focus. As young adults we find it hard to accept how slow the fight against climate change is progressing. It is through ecocinema that we hope to strengthen our voices and motivate people to start acting now. 


All selected films are competing for the Audience Award, which you are actively involved in through voting ballots. A professional jury is in charge of selecting a winner from the films in the Debut Competition.


At Studio/K we strongly feel that the socio-political and environmental messages at the core of the selected films demand to be heard, and that these messages should be accessible to all. Therefore everyone buying a regular or Cineville ticket will be allowed to bring a +1 for free to all Sprouts Film Festival screenings. 


Regular ticket: 11,- (a free +1 allowed)

Stadspas groene stip: 1,- / 6,50

Cineville: Free (a free +1 allowed)

We Are Public: Free

Makkie ticket: 4




Find the full program of Sprouts Film Festival here.

Regie: Alex Camilleri

Cast: Jesmark Scicluna, Marlene Schranz, David Scicluna

Land: Malta, US

Speelduur: 95 min

Taal: English

Ondertiteling: English

Jaar: 2021

Still Luzzu | SproutsFF22
Still Luzzu | SproutsFF22
Still Luzzu | SproutsFF22