Dir: Mark Jenkin, UK, 89 mins, Cert: 15
Mon 16 September // 20:00 (SOLD OUT)
Tue 17 September // 20:00 (SOLD OUT)
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession)
Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s Bait is a timely and funny, yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a community facing up unwelcome change.
Martin Ward is a cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Steven has re-purposed their father’s vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the picturesque harbour. As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy at the heart of the family changes his world.
From writer/director Mark Jenkin and Early Day Films, Bait is a hand crafted monochrome expression of a life under threat.
Screenings to be preceded by an archive clip from 1926 travelogue AWAY TO THE WEST, shot in the Cornish fishing village of Newlyn.
★★★★ "Mark Jenkin’s film about two fishermen coping with the influx of sightseers is intriguing for its distinct visual style...he has contributed one of the most arrestingly strange movies in Berlin this year." - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“Jenkin employs the cinema of the past to tell of the aggravated Brexit present.” - Daniel Kasman, MUBI
“...director Mark Jenkin continues both his celebration of hand-made filmmaking and his chronicling of Cornish communities under threat from the modern world...And it happens to involve some ravishing cinema." - Demetrios Matheou, Screendaily
“...powerful study of fear and loathing in a Cornish fishing village, which flirts with the language of many genres to arrive at a filmic language of its own.” - Ian Mantgani, Sight & Sound