Bait

Running time: 89 mins

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Synopsis

Martin is a fisherman without a boat, his brother Steven having re-purposed it as a tourist tripper. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the harbour. Stubborn and devoted to his fishing roots Martin's clashes with rich London tourists set the wheels of conflict in motion. One of the most creative films of the year, Cornish writer and director Mark Jenkin tussles with the politics of empathy, class and change in this gripping and original drama. Shot entirely on an analogue, clockwork 16mm camera Jenkin developed his film by hand to create scratches and glitches, lending a harsh and primitive but totally engaging look to his film, resulting in a style unlike anything else in modern cinema. "Square frames of startling simplicity and beauty" Jessica Kiang, Variety "A genuine modern masterpiece" Mark Kermode "Ravishing cinema" Demetrious Matheou, Screen Daily

Showing Times

Sunday, 29th September
19:30