Bait (Members’ Choice film)

May 19

Tense drama about community divisions in a small Cornish fishing village as a fisherman, Martin,(Edward Rowe) fights with his brother who has re-purposed their late father’s fishing boat as a tourist tripper, and the family house is now up for holiday lets to London money. Tensions between locals and outsiders rise to boiling point in this relevant film. Mark Jenkin’s critically-acclaimed breakthrough feature, shot with clockwork cameras on hand-processed film looks stunning. A fierce piece of cinema and all the more memorable for it.

“A genuine modern masterpiece … one of the defining British films of the year, perhaps the decade.”

Mark Kermode, Observer.

5 major wins across Europe including 1 BIFA win


Edward Rowe, Mary Woodvine, Simon Shepherd

Film Information

Title Bait (Members’ Choice film)
Directed by Mark Jenkin
Country UK
Classification 15
Running Time 89 mins
Release Year 2019
Subtitles No
Colour Yes