11-17 NOV. 2019



A stark story rooted in the local culture and community of a Cornish fishing village. Rugged cliffs, working hands, clashing classes, retribution, high tide, beauty, anger, compassion and hope. Shot on grainy 16 mm b/w stock and processed by hand, Bait explores how marginal places are facing up to a changing world: the state of the nation seen through a family lens.


Mark Jenkin (1976) has made more than fifty films since 1997. In 2012 he wrote the Silent Landscape Dancing Grain 13 film manifesto, which sets out the thirteen rules he follows as a director. His films include Golden Burn (2001), The Midnight Drives (2007), Happy Christmas (2011), and A Forest (2016).