Screened at Vue in The Light at 6pm on 28 August 2019.

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.

‘Bait ultimately feels as unique as a found object, defying classification. It’s a creeping, original British work that feels pounded into existence by hand, or possibly belched up by the angry sea.’ Sight & Sound