A Film Hub South East presentation from the
Independent Cinema Office
Growing audiences for cultural cinema
All Tickets £6
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Director: Mark Jenkin
Starring: Edward Rowe, Mary Woodvine, Simon Shepherd, Giles King
British filmmaker Mark Jenkin's first full length feature film. Shot on 16-mm black-and-white film and processed by hand,
Bait tells a stark story rooted in local culture and community, and of how these marginal places are facing up to a changing world. 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 getaway 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.
Around this drama, Jenkin has fashioned a film that feels original, experimental and often mystic in its observations of the timeless natural world alongside the everydayhuman one. Strikingly atmospheric and stylistally bold, tooted in local culture and community, Bait is both nostalgic and angrily contemporary and positions Jenkin as an exciting new voice in British cinema.
Watch the official trailer below