In a small fishing village, traditional practices are disrupted when tourists arrive from London. A tale of rivalry, tragedy, class divisions, anger and hope, set against the backdrop of a restless sea.
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...
| 87 minutes | 2019
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