Bait (2019, 15) on Friday 26th June 2020
With their childhood home now a Cornish get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the picturesque harbor. 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.
For more, read what the BFI said about the film in their ‘Why You Must See’ strand:
“Mark Jenkin shot Bait on a 16mm Bolex and processed the film himself, before dubbing the sound in post [production]. A jagged, otherwordly drama emerges, following a Cornish fisherman (Edward Rowe) bristling against the prosecco-and-pasta invaders of his small village. “There’s one of them over there who’s so posh, I thought he was speaking German,” says a local. Themes of economic struggle and class division have obvious resonance, but this is no agitprop gimmick. Its characters convince, while its images thrill—from swirling, untamed seas to a lobster-pot showdown in the vein of John Ford. Stylised and feverish, it’s a small miracle Bait was ever made, discovered or shared; a tiny treasure that bubbled up above the mainstream and was showered with awards, including a BAFTA for Outstanding Debut.”
Tickets available here now: £6
Watch the trailer here.
Doors & bar open at 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm
Running time: 1 hr 29 min
Upstairs@The Town Hall
Llangollen Town Hall
Llangollen, LL20 8PW
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