Bait

Cinema of Dislocation
Director: Mark Jenkin 2019 89 Minutes Ages 15+
Bait Tue 08 Oct
06:00pm 89mins The Elizabeth Picture Theatre
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Bait Thu 10 Oct
08:30pm 89mins New Farm Six Cinemas
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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.

Details

Year:2019
Classification:Ages 15+
Country:United Kingdom
Language:English
Director:Mark Jenkin
Producer:Kate Byers, Linn Waite
Cast:Morgan Val Baker, Georgia Ellery, Martin Ellis
Script:Mark Jenkin
Program strand:Cinema of Dislocation
Rights:The Festival Agency