In cinemas 30 August 2019.

Watch the trailer for Bait (2019)

“The real thing — hypnotically strange”
The Guardian

“Original and stylistically bold”
Hollywood Reporter

Modern-day Cornish fisherman Martin (Edward Rowe) is struggling to buy a boat while coping with family rivalry and the influx of London money, Airbnb and stag parties to his harbour village. The summer season brings simmering tensions between the locals and newcomers to boiling point, with tragic consequences.

Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, Mark Jenkin’s Bait is a timely and funny, yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a community facing up unwelcome change..

Preview Q&As with director Mark Jenkin


From 19 June
Edinburgh Film Festival


11 July
Galway Film Festival

12 July
Triskel Arts Centre

15 July
BFI Southbank


16 August
Newlyn Filmhouse

17 August
Plaza, Truro

18 August
Regal Cinema, Wadebridge

19 August
Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay

20 August
The Poly, Falmouth

21 August
Exeter Picturehouse

22 August
Watershed, Bristol

23 August
Chapter, Cardiff

24 August
HOME, Manchester

25 August
Tyneside Newcastle

27 August
Filmhouse Edinburgh

28 August
BFI Southbank (35mm)

29 August
Picturehouse Central

30 August
Curzon Bloomsbury

31 August
Curzon Oxford

Venues (cinema release)


From 30 August
BFI Southbank
Chapter, Cardiff
Curzon Bloomsbury
Curzon Oxford
Filmhouse Edinburgh
HOME, Manchester
ICA, London
Lighthouse Cinema Newquay (WTW)
Newlyn Filmhouse
Picturehouse Central
Plaza Truro (WTW)
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
Watershed, Bristol


From 8 September
Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

Bait (2019)

Bait (2019)

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