BAIT (15)

PHOENIX FRINGE

13:00 & 20:30 THURS 14 NOV

PHOENIX CINEMA

89 MINS

Directed by Mark Jenkin

This screening will include a short archive clip from the film AWAY TO THE WEST. Shot in a Cornish fishing village of Newlyn in 1926, this two-minute long travelogue serves as the perfect accompanying short to Bait.

A Cornish fisherman attempts to deal with changing times and circumstances in his fishing village.

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.

Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s Bait is a timely and funny, yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a community facing up unwelcome change. Stars Edward Rowe and Mary Woodvine.

★★★★★ ‘One of the defining British films of the decade’ The Guardian

★★★★ ‘One of the most extraordinary movie experiences of the year’ The Times

★★★★★ ‘A timeless work of art’ Empire

★★★★ ‘A cult classic in the making’ Time Out