BaitCinema of Dislocation
An entrancingly idiosyncratic depiction of a man pushed to the edge by the gentrification of his British hometown.
Shot on crackly black-and-white 16mm film stock, Bait is a droll and bewitching melodrama following Martin, a lifelong fisherman who feels that his industry and raison d’être are being destroyed by the increasing touristification of his Cornwall village. His fight to reclaim his own sense of self-worth is hampered by waves of seasonal holiday-makers and his brother’s capitulation to the changing economy. Delivered with a Guy Maddin-esque anachronistic aesthetic, Mark Jenkin’s debut film is a fascinating curio that examines social dislocation with astuteness and wit.
|Producer:||Kate Byers, Linn Waite|
|Cast:||Morgan Val Baker, Georgia Ellery, Martin Ellis|
|Program strand:||Cinema of Dislocation|
|Rights:||The Festival Agency|