Directed by Mark Jenkin
Nominated for two BAFTAs including Outstanding British Film, Bait is a "genuine modern masterpiece, which establishes Jenkin as one of the most arresting and intriguing British film-makers of his generation" according to critic Mark Kermode who gave it five stars in The Observer; he also named it his favourite film of 2019.
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 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.
"Cornish writer-director Mark Jenkin has conjured up something truly arresting: a debut film rooted in local traditions, with a dark humour and an atmosphere that's as brooding as its Atlantic backdrop" - TimeOut magazine (4 stars)
"A rare find that is a truly original feature by a British director. Bait ferments weighty social themes into cinema so intoxicating it changes your blood-alcohol levels…. It is a triumph" - Empire magazine (5 stars)
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