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. Martin's brooding anger speaks for those who feel ignored and powerless in the face of unstoppable social and economic change. Official selection, Berlinale Forum.