Experimentation, Metamorphosis, Transcendence
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
FILMOGRAPHYFeatures:BAIT 2018A FOREST (82mins) 2016HAPPY CHRISTMAS (109mins) 2011 THE MIDNIGHT DRIVES (95mins) 2007 GOLDEN BURN (69mins) 2001Shorts:VERTICAL SHAPES IN A HORIZONTAL LANDSCAPE 2018DAVID BOWIE IS DEAD 2018TOMATO 2017THE ROAD TO ZENNOR 2017DEAR MARIANNE 2015THE ESSENTIAL CORNISHMAN 2016THE LADY WITH THE LONG BROWN HAIR 2016ENOUGH TO FILL UP AN EGGCUP 2016BRONCO'S HOUSE 2014YOU DIDN'T MEAN TO HURT ME 2014AN AIR THAT KILLS 2014ST. BURYAN TO LAMORNA / ORANGE 2013PLUNGE 2013IF THIS IS NO-ONE'S THEN IT'S OURS 20131915 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 2003THE CORNISH FARMER 2002 THE LOBSTERMAN 2001 THE TIDE FALLS AWAY 2001 THE CHURCHGOERS 1998 WHERE YOU CAN JUST RIDE 1998HARMONY 1997
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