Film Hub South West is delighted to be working with BFI Distribution to support the regional release of Mark Jenkin’s newest feature film, Bait, in the South West.
Produced by Bristol’s Early Day Films, Bait has been garnering rave critical reviews and is proving a favourite with festival audiences, helping it to rack up audience awards at Indie Lisboa in Portugal and Poland’s New Horizon International Film Festival, where it also scooped up the Grand Prix.
A genuine modern masterpiece Mark Kermode
Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Bait is a timely and funny, yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a community facing up to unwelcome change.
Martin Ward is a cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Steven has re-purposed their father’s vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the picturesque harbour. As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy at the heart of the family changes his world.
See full list of preview screenings here.
UK Cinema release 30th August.
Venues in the South West can access the following support for screening Bait:
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Bait ultimately feels as unique as a found object, defying classification. Ian Mantgani. Sight & Sound
Moviola is an organisation who help community cinemas, small exhibitors and film societies licence films for exhibition.
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