Bait

Bait
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 29min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mark Jenkin
  • Cast: Edward Rowe, Isaac Woodvine, Mary Woodvine, Simon Shepherd

Martin (Rowe) is a boat-less Cornish fisherman trying to restore his family fortunes by catching fish any way he can. Jenkin uses silent cinema techniques to turn the tensions in a fishing village into riveting drama, shooting in black and white on a clockwork Bolex. A pertinent, leftfield take on class warfare.

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20 Jun 20194 stars

EIFF 2019: Mark Jenkin is at the helm of a riveting and stylistically audacious class warfare drama

A principled fisherman tangles with down-from-London types in this leftfield take on class warfare from writer-director Mark Jenkin. Aping silent cinema in its aesthetic and intensity, it turns the mounting tensions of a Cornish fishing village into…

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