7.45PM Fri 17 Jan 2020 (1hr 29mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
An entrancingly idiosyncratic depiction of a man pushed to the edge by the gentrification of his British hometown.
Shot on crackly black-and-white 16mm film stock, Bait is a droll and bewitching comedy-melodrama following Martin, a lifelong fisherman who feels that his industry and raison d’être are being destroyed by the increasing touristification of his Cornwall village.
His fight to reclaim his own sense of self-worth is hampered by waves of seasonal holiday-makers and his brother’s capitulation to the changing economy.
Delivered with a Guy Maddin-esque anachronistic aesthetic, Mark Jenkin’s debut film is a fascinating curio that examines social dislocation with astuteness and wit.
16MM, BLACK AND WHITE, STEREO, 89 MINUTES, UNITED KINGDOM, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/CINEMATOGRAPHER/EDITOR: MARK JENKIN / PROD CO: EARLY DAY FILMS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: THE FESTIVAL AGENCY / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP