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  • Mon 16 Sep to Thu 26 Sep
  • 89 minutes
  • Director: Mark Jenkins
  • Cast: Ed Rowe, Mary Woodvine, Giles Smith, Simon Shepherd.
  • UK (2019)

Synopsis

Timely and poignant, yet with humour and an enjoyably offbeat lo-fi vibe, Mark Jenkin's brilliantly original and visually daring BAIT goes right to the heart of a modern community facing unwelcome change.


Gruff and taciturn Martin Ward is a Cornish cove fisherman but he doesn’t have a boat His brother Steven uses their father's old boat solely for tourist trips. As Martin struggles to save enough to buy his own vessel, the family rivalry takes its toll, not to mention the influx of London money, stag parties and holiday homes that are displacing the locals in his picturesque harbour village....


Shooting entirely on location in black-and-white with a 1970s 16mm. Bolex camera, processed by the director himself, produces both realism and a sense of depth and history. Yet for all its intoxicating retro trappings BAIT is grippingly and powerfully modern as it tackles contemporary social class and generational issues with heart and humour.