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.
Short film screening alongside this feature film: Away to the West
Bait will be preceded by the archive clip Away to the West. Shot in a Cornish fishing village of Newlyn in 1926, this 2 minute long travelogue serves as the perfect accompanying short to Bait.