Film still from <em>Bait</em>

Film still from Bait


$5 Wednesday Sessions
  • Wed 1 Jul 2020
  • 11AM—12:55PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Rating: M
  • All Tickets $5
  • 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.

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.

Bait is a feature film shot on 16mm B&W Kodak film and processed by hand. Captured in Cornwall, it tells a stark story rooted in local culture and community, and how these marginal places are facing up to a changing world. From writer/director Mark Jenkin and Early Day Films, Bait is a hand-crafted monochrome expression of a life under threat.

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

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Film poster for <em>Bait</em>

Film poster for Bait

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