Winner of the BAFTA for Outstanding British Debut, @Bait@ has racked up prizes, audience appreciation and critical acclaim since premiering at the 2019 Berlinale. A wonder of old-school (hand-developed!) 16mm monochrome analogue, it makes even @The Lighthouse@ look cutting-edge. And Jenkin's focus is similarly nautical, exploring socio-economic realities of modern-day Cornwall via the story of a taciturn fisherman (compelling, imposing and dryly hilarious Edward Rowe) struggling to adapt to his area's creeping gentrification. "A thrillingly adventurous labour of love," raved The Guardian's Mark Kermode: "a genuine modern masterpiece." (Neil Young)

Director's Biography
Mark Jenkin
Mark Jenkin was born in Cornwall, Great Britain, in 1976. Since 1997, he has made more than 50 short films. In 2012, he wrote the "Silent Landscape Dancing Grain 13 Film Manifesto", which comprises 13 rules that he follows when making his own films.

Film Selection: Bait (2019) - Tomato (2017, short) - A Forest (2016, doc) - The Road to Zennor (2016, short) - The Midnight Drives (2007)
Crossing Europe Extracts 2020
Mark Jenkin
Great Britain 2019
black and white
87 minutes
Screenplay Mark Jenkin
Cinematography Mark Jenkin
Editing Mark Jenkin
Music Mark Jenkin
With Edward Rowe, Simon Sheperd, Mary Woodvine, Giles King, Isaac Woodvine, Chloe Endean, Jowan Jacobs, Georgia Ellery, Stacey Guthrie, Tristan Sturrock, Janet Thirlaway, Morgan Val Baker, Martin Ellis
Producer(s) Kate Byers, Linn Waite
Early Day Films
World Sales
The Festival Agency
World Premiere
Berlinale 2019
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Berlinale 2019

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status 
Austrian Premiere