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WATCH: Oliver Friggieri's patriotic 1989 poem comes to life in breathtaking short film
A symbolic masterpiece.

Caroline Curmi

Are you vaguely aware of Maltese poetry yet never had the change to delve deep into it? Sit back and get ready to witness a brilliant rendition of local poet Oliver Friggieri's 1989 poem L-Għanja ta’ Malta, as recited by 50 of Malta's top actors each representing the heroes and commoners who came before us and paved the way for the Malta we know today

Produced by Teatru Malta in collaboration with the Malta International Arts Festival, the short film is "laced with Malta’s enigmatic recent history as it’s backdrop."

The film is accompanied by original compositions by Mario Sammut, a style known as poetronica, supports the the reinvention of more traditional forms of narrating poetry by offering a modern music accompaniment.

WATCH: Oliver Friggieri

Under Sean Buhagiar's direction, L-Għanja ta’ Malta offers a poignant, moving and contemporary depiction of one of Malta's most famous poems.

Absolutely amazing!

25th June 2020


Caroline Curmi
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Caroline Curmi
When she’s not having a quarter-life crisis, Caroline is either drawing in a café, frittering her salary on sushi or swearing at traffic in full-on Gozitan. There is also the occasional daytime drink somewhere in the equation. Or two. A creative must be allowed at least one vice.

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