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Alex Camilleri’s ‘Zejtune’ wins big at Jerusalem film awards ceremony
'Zetjune' is Alex Camilleri's second feature film.

Kim Vella

By now, any local film fanatic is probably familiar with Maltese-American writer-director Alex Camilleri's work. 

Following the resounding success of Luzzu, Alex is back with what seems to be yet another masterpiece - ‘Zejtune’. 

This feature has just bagged the Sam Spiegel International Film Lab Grand Prize, consisting of $50,000. 

The award was given to Alex himself, together with his producers - Rebecca Anastasi and Ramin Bahrami.

Like his previous feature, this film also features Maltese personalities and real artists from the Maltese folk scene. ‘Zejtune’ follows a 30-year-old woman whose life is rejuvenated by an encounter with an elderly troubadour. 

Alex's debut feature 'Luzzu' premiered at Sundance 2021, where lead actor Jesmark Scicluna took home a Special Jury Award. Camilleri received the ‘Someone To Watch’ title at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, held later that year.

The Jerusalem International Film Lab/ Facebook

26th July 2022


Kim Vella
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Kim Vella
A highly curious explorer always looking to find her next adventure. Kim loves sharing her experiences and what's happening on the Maltese Islands. When not writing, you’ll probably find her playing around with some clay or somewhere surrounded by trees. She's always up for listening to people's stories about anything to do with nature, a passion project or issue you feel needs tending to.

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