A still from the film 'Bait' (2019). A black and white medium shot of a young fisherman Martin (played by Edward Rowe) wearing a dark beanie kneeling and hunched over on a stormy shoreline. He is disentangling a fish from a net.
A still from the film 'Bait' (2019). A black and white medium shot of a young fisherman Martin (played by Edward Rowe) wearing a dark beanie kneeling and hunched over on a stormy shoreline. He is disentangling a fish from a net.
Bait (2019) Early Day Films

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Bait

Mark Jenkin | United Kingdom | | MA15+
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The story of a fisherman obsessed with and living in the past bleeds into the filmmaking artistry of Mark Jenkin’s beautiful, lo-fi gem.

One of the defining British films of the decade.

Mark Kermode (The Guardian)

Shot on 16mm monochrome film with a hand-cranked Bolex camera, Mark Jenkin’s daring, singular debut feature celebrates the filmmaking of the past; suitably mirroring the film's narrative.

Cornish fisherman Martin Ward (Edward Rowe) can’t bear the tourists that flock to his harbour each year. Their modern ways and their own fascination with the traditional ways of life propel Martin further into the past, as he desperately clings on to it, despite the world around him changing. This dark, eerie piece is richly textured, and takes us into both the deep waters of the Cornish coast and a divided British identity, for a truly unforgettable cinematic treat.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Rialto Distribution
Courtesy: Rialto Distribution
Duration: 89 min

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89 mins

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MA15+

Strong coarse language

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