Bait

Directed by Mark Jenkin
2018
88 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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Mark Jenkin’s stunningly handcrafted debut feature centres on Martin, a Cornish fisherman who’s fallen on hard times. His resentment of change and rich Londoners reaches boiling point.

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.

It ultimately creates a boldly Expressionistic mood of uncanny beauty and mesmerizing otherness.
Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter
Shot on location in Charleston and around Penzance, the black and white images are strikingly atmospheric.
Demetrios Matheou, Screen International

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Wed 5 June
6pm
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
Thu 6 June
4:30pm
State Theatre
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Original Title
Bait
Year
2018
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
UK
Language
In English
Director
Mark Jenkin
Producer
Kate Byers, Linn Waite
Cast
Edward Rowe, Simon Shepherd, Mary Woodvine
Screenwriter
Mark Jenkin
Cinematographer
Mark Jenkin
Editor
Mark Jenkin
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Politics & Economics, Cinephile, Experimental, Filmmaking, Off-Beat
Company Credits
World Sales: The Festival Agency
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