LIFF Presents brings you a night of acclaimed new British films at Vue in The Light on 28 August. Buy tickets for both The Souvenir and Bait for a 25% discount.

The Souvenir (8pm)
2019 | UK | Dir: Joanna Hogg | 2hrs | 15  
Joanna Hogg has steadily built up a fascinating filmography over the last decade with complex and understated dramas like Archipelago and Exhibition. The Souvenir is her most accomplished film to date and winner of Sundance 2019's Grand Jury Prize. It’s a semi-autobiographical tale of a young, quietly ambitious film student who has a love affair with a charismatic older man (Tom Burke) in early 80s London. Although initially encouraging of her ambitions, the relationship is intense and difficult and comes dangerously close to destroying her dreams.
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Bait (6pm)
2019 | UK | Dir: Mark Jenkin | 1hr 29min | 15  
Mark Jenkin’s Bait heralds the most distinctive voice in British cinema since Joanna Hogg. Beautifully shot on vintage monochrome 16mm and strikingly edited, Bait is a compelling story of simmering tensions in an idyllic Cornish harbour village in the process of gentrification. Martin is struggling local fisherman, refusing to compromise his traditional lifestyle, despite his brother using the family boat for tourist trips and wealthy Londoners converting the family home into holiday cottages. The summer season brings a clash between the two cultures leading to tragic consequences.
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Tickets are £8 full / £7 conc