Bait

Certificate 15

 

(2019) 125 mins

Director: Martin Jenkin
Writer: Martin Jenkin
Cinematography: Martin Jenkin
Production Design: Mae Voogd
Music: Martin Jenkin

 

ABOUT

Martin Ward (Edward Rowe) is a cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Steven (Giles King) has re-purposed their father’s vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now a get-away 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.  From the official website

For more information, including a full cast list and reviews, go to:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9652782/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_3

Showings of this film are part of our Cinematheque season which is supported by the British Film Institute.

REVIEWS

“Cornish film-maker Mark Jenkin has contributed one of the most arrestingly strange movies in Berlin this year. It’s an adventure in zero-budget analogue cinema, a black-and-white film shot with a Bolex cine-camera on 16mm film, and developed in such a way as to create ghostly glitches and scratches on the print. Now, that’s a nostalgist affectation that is sometimes unconvincing . . . But the primitivism of Jenkin’s film is the real thing – and hypnotically strange.”  The Guardian

“While the points about gentrification and the commercialisation of British heritage are cogently made, it’s the aesthetic audacity of this bid to revive stagnating social realist tropes that makes it so thrillingly significant.  Radio Times

SHOWING TIMES
Mon 10 Feb Beer
Tue 11 Feb Chepstow
Fri 21 Feb Crowcombe
Thu 27 Feb Royal Wootton Bassett
Sat 07 Mar Broomfield
Thu 12 Mar Llancarfan
Tue 24 Mar Coverack
Tue 07 Apr Capel
Fri 10 Apr Chard
Fri 10 Apr Tintern
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