Behind the picture-postcard veneer of a Cornish fishing village, trouble brews. Two brothers, cove fishermen, are at war with each other about how to make a living from the small family fishing boat. Suddenly, the brothers are forced to unite and face the future together.
Capturing life in a marginal community Bait explores family breakdowns, love and grief. Bait was shot in late Autumn 2017 on 16mm film using a 1970’s Bolex camera and processed using Mark’s distinct hand processing method, giving a unique depth and beauty to the image.
Official Selection: Berlin International Film Festival
Q+A with director Mark Jenkin
“Cornish filmmaker Mark Jenkin has contributed one of the most arrestingly strange movies in Berlin this year.” — The Guardian
International Feature Competition
Director Mark Jenkin
Script Mark Jenkin
Producers Kate Byers, Linn Waite
Cast Edward Rowe, Simon Sheperd, Mary Woodvine, Giles King
2018 | United Kingdon | 88 mins