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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