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2021 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Alex Camilleri’s Luzzu

2021 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Alex Camilleri’s Luzzu

Working as an associate editor on a trio of recent Ramin Bahrani films (At Any Price, 99 Homes, Fahrenheit 451), Alex Camilleri has been in post on his directorial debut collecting some support via Les Arcs Film Festival (2019 edition), as a Film Independent 2019 Directing Lab Fellow, and is currently a finalist to grab some coin via the SFFILM and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation for the Fall 2020 SFFILM Rainin Grant. His earliest history with anything Sundance was as a Lab participant as an editor on Rachel Israel’s Keep The Change. His feature debut Luzzu was filmed in Malta and will hit the film fest circuit in 2021.

Gist: On the island of Malta, desperate fisherman Jesmark fights the cutthroat fishing industry in order to change his family’s fate.

Production Co./Producers: Rebecca Anastasi, Ramin Bahrani, Oliver Mallia.

2020 American Film Festival in Poland

Prediction: NEXT.

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available.

2020 American Film Festival in Poland

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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