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Bait

Original title
Bait
Year
Running time
87 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Mark Jenkin
Cinematography
Mark Jenkin (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Early Day Films
Genre
Drama | Experimental Cinema
Synopsis / Plot
BAIT was shot on an 1976 Bolex camera using 16mm B&W Kodak film and processed by hand. Plot: 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.

Bait is the only UK feature film selected for Berlinale Forum 2019.
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