89 mins – United Kingdom 2019 – Dir: Mark Jenkin
Starring: Morgan Val Baker, Georgia Ellery and Martin Ellis
Modern-day fisherman Martin is struggling to buy a boat while coping with family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airbnb and stag parties to his Cornish harbour village. The summer season brings simmering tensions between the locals and newcomers to boiling point, with tragic consequences. Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using black and white film, Bait is a timely and funny, yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a community facing unwelcome change.
Ahead of its cinema release later this summer, we are delighted to present a special preview screening of Bait hosted by director Mark Jenkin, who will take part in a post-screening Q&A as well as presenting a programme of his short film work. This event is presented in association with Triskel Arts Centre, British Film Institute and British Council.
‘“Original and stylistically bold” The Hollywood Reporter