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UNITED KINGDOM | 87 minutes | 2019

Behind the postcard façade of this Cornish fishing village simmers conflict, anger and resentment. Torn between fishing and tourism, two brothers grapple with modern-day realities. Choppy editing and a distinctive look — the film was shot in 16 mm and developed manually — add to Bait’s singular visual stamp, which also maxes out the expressive potential of close-ups, fishing nets, lobster cages and desolate seascapes. A film that nods to both British social realist cinema and the reigning political climate in the UK.

"Bait is an experiment – and a successful one." The Guardian
"Jenkin's heavily stylized debut is a disorienting experience at first, but it ultimately creates a boldly expressionistic mood of uncanny beauty and mesmerizing otherness." Hollywood Reporter

Grand prix and audience award - New Horizons Film Festival

Berlin Film Festival

Audience Award - IndieLisboa Film Festival

Programs

Monday October 14, 2019

Program #113
18:00
Cinéma du Parc 3

Tuesday October 15, 2019

Program #151
17:15
Cinémathèque - Salle Fernand-Seguin

Mark Jenkin

No biography

FILMOGRAPHY

Features:

BAIT 2018
A FOREST (82mins) 2016
HAPPY CHRISTMAS (109mins) 2011
THE MIDNIGHT DRIVES (95mins) 2007
GOLDEN BURN (69mins) 2001


Shorts:

VERTICAL SHAPES IN A HORIZONTAL LANDSCAPE 2018
DAVID BOWIE IS DEAD 2018
TOMATO 2017
THE ROAD TO ZENNOR 2017
DEAR MARIANNE 2015
THE ESSENTIAL CORNISHMAN 2016
THE LADY WITH THE LONG BROWN HAIR 2016
ENOUGH TO FILL UP AN EGGCUP 2016
BRONCO'S HOUSE 2014
YOU DIDN'T MEAN TO HURT ME 2014
AN AIR THAT KILLS 2014
ST. BURYAN TO LAMORNA / ORANGE 2013
PLUNGE 2013
IF THIS IS NO-ONE'S THEN IT'S OURS 2013
1915 2013
CAPE CORNWALL/ ALL THE WHITE HORSES 2013
THE DARKEST PLACE I KNOW 2012
THE JUBILEE POOL 2012
THERESE 2012
THE ST. COLUMB CLUB 2012
THE SOURCE 2011
RIVIERA 2010
AURORA’S KISS (pts. 1 – 13) 2009
4 SQUARE FEET OF NEWLYN 2009
LONG ROCK 2009
GWENVER 2009
WAKE TO A DREAM 2009
ELEPHANTS 2009
THE FIREMAN 2009
JOHN AND ME 2009
THE SMELL OF COAL AND TOMATOES 2009
YOU SEE ME NOW IN WHATEVER LIGHT THAT YOU CHOOSE 2008
LOVE SONG NO.7 2008
ANOTHER HORIZON 2008
MY NAME IS ZAC 2006
THE 12 INCH PIANIST 2006
THE MIXED EMOTIONS... 2006
TALKING COASTS 2005
THOUGHTS FROM INSIDE A HEADACHE 2005
THE FABULOUS SHORTY BACKWAYS BROTHERS 2005
PLUG 2005
19/08/2001 2005
06/03/2005 2005
NEW REED 2004
INSPIRATION 2004
GLOVES 1-3 2004
STAIRS 2004
THE MAN WHO NEEDED A TRAFFIC LIGHT 2003
SECTION 57 2003
CITY 2003
THE CORNISH FARMER 2002
THE LOBSTERMAN 2001
THE TIDE FALLS AWAY 2001
THE CHURCHGOERS 1998
WHERE YOU CAN JUST RIDE 1998
HARMONY 1997

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Mark Jenkin
  • Producer Kate Byers, Linn Waite
  • Cast Georgia Ellery, Martin Ellis, Morgan Val Baker

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