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Bait

Dir: Mark Jenkin
Cast: Morgan Val Baker, Georgia Ellery, Martin Ellis
89mins   2019   UK   15   English   

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, all stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock.

'A creeping, original British work that feels pounded into existence by hand, or possibly belched up by the angry sea' - Ian Mantgani, Sight and Sound