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This film was last shown on 27 December 2019

“The view may be beautiful, but you can’t eat it.”

British filmmaker Mark Jenkin’s debut feature Bait met with adoring critical acclaim following its premiere at the 2019 Berlinale.

Modern-day Cornish fisherman Martin is struggling to buy a boat while coping with family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airbnb and stag parties to his harbour village. The summer season brings simmering tensions between the locals and newcomers to boiling point, with tragic consequences. Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s Bait is a funny yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a community facing up to unwelcome change.


Mark Jenkin
1 hour 29 minutes
Edward Rowe, Giled King, Mary Woodvine, Simon Shepherd


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