Film still from <em>Bait</em>

Film still from Bait

Bait

  • Postponed until further notice.
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Rating: TBC
  • General $12
  • Concession $10 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Booking essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

A struggling Cornish fisherman's resentment of change and rich Londoners reaches boiling point in Mark Jenkin's BAFTA-winning debut feature.

Shooting in black-and-white with a spring-wound 16mm Bolex and processing the film himself, Jenkin's work defies easy categorisation. The formally composed and classically edited imagery invoke Soviet silent cinema. Post-synch dialogue and stylised performances hark back to British educational films and kitchen sink dramas of the '50s and '60s. Its atmosphere of simmering violence is reminiscent of Straw Dogs (1974). Yet for all its intoxicating retro trappings Bait is urgently and powerfully modern, especially in the context of Brexit. (Sydney Film Festival)

UK, 2019, 89 min., Dir. Mark Jenkin

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Film still from <em>Bait</em>

Film still from Bait

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