In anticipation of the release of his sure-to-be-cult classic folk horror opus Enys Men, we’re bringing celebrated Cornish auteur Mark Jenkin’s film Bait to the Big Roxie on March 22. One night only!
“A genuine modern masterpiece” –Mark Kermode
A celebration of cinema as a physical medium, this delirious whatsit from Cornish director Mark Jenkin is quite unlike any feature film you’re likely to see this year. Martin (Edward Rowe) is a cove fisherman whose brother has started using their father’s boat to shuttle tourists, soon causing latent familial tensions—not to mention antagonisms between tourists and locals—to explode in ever-surprising fashion. Shot on tactile hand-processed black-and-white 16mm and unfolding with the staccato rhythms of avant-garde cinema, Bait marks a singular achievement: an idiosyncratic work of social realism fascinatingly pitched somewhere between documentary and political melodrama. Winner 2020 BAFTA – Outstanding Debut by a Director and Producers.
Part of Two by Mark Jenkin.