O.V in English subtitled in Spanish
Audience Award at IndieLisboa. Like The Knife in the Water (Polanski) from these Airbnb times and the authenticity of everything to a hundred, Bait is a very tense and sardonic film about the struggle between the old and the new on the Cornualles coast of this brexful England. Shot with a 16mm rope camera and developed by hand (which gives images a raw and granular beauty), the film tells the story of a confrontation between a fisherman from a small coastal town, and the holidaymakers who have bought their parents' old house to rent it to tourists. A time bomb basically.
Direction: Mark Jenkin
Cinematography: Mark Jenkin
Editing: Mark Jenkin
Sound: Daniel Thompson
Cast: Edward ROWE, Simon SHEPERD, Mary WOODVINE, Giles KING
Production: Kate Byers, Linn Waite
Production Company: Early Day Films
Mark Jenkin is an artist and filmmaker based in Cornwall. He is an associate lecturer in Film at Falmouth University and is the author of the Silent Landscape Dancing Grain 13 Film Manifesto which promotes the aesthetic and practical benefits of handmade celluloid work. His films include The Midnight Drives (2007), Bronco's House (2015), Dear Marianne (2015), The Essential Cornishman (2016), The Road to Zennor (2016), Enough to Fill Up an Eggcup (2016), Tomato (2017) and David Bowie is Dead (2018). His film Bait premiered at eh Berlinale, and won the Audience Award in IndieLisboa. He is also writing a biopic of St. Ives painter (and great, great, great Grandfather) Alfred Wallis having been the recipient of The Nick Darke Award for Writing in October 2014.