Shot on 16mm BxW film and processed by hand, Bait captures the stark story of a Cornwall fisherman facing up to a changing world and increasing friction with tourists and locals alike. It is a hand-crafted expression of a life under threat.
A genuine modern masterpiece, which establishes Mark Jenkin as one of the most arresting and intriguing British film-makers of his generation. – Mark Kermode, The Guardian ★★★★★
Bait is a flawless film.- Film Ireland
One of the most extraordinary movie experiences of the year. – The Times ★★★★
As visually distinctive as it is narratively satisfying, Bait blends a classic aesthetic with timely themes to produce a thrillingly original and uniquely enriching drama. – 100% from Rotten Tomatoes
U.K., 2019 | Language: English | 89 minutes | Cert: 15A
Director: Mark Jenkin
Cast: Edward Rowe, Mary Woodvine, Giles King, Simon Shepherd