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BAIT

BAIT

A drama on what might be the rather hackneyed theme of tourists ruining Cornwall becomes a bizarre expressionist melodrama. It has the huge closeups and crashingly emphatic narrative grammar of early cinema and, like home movies, it has non-diegetic sound, with dialogue overdubs and ambient noise which could well be taken from a sound effects LP. But it’s very effective, and the monochrome cinematography desentimentalises the Cornish landscape, turning it into an anti-picture postcard. The weirdness of Bait can’t be overestimated, like FW Murnau directing an episode of EastEnders. (Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian)

 

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)

Competition Fiction

Mark Jenkin

Great Britain 2019
87 minutes
English
eOF

Screenplay
Cinematography
Mark Jenkin
Editing
Mark Jenkin
Music
Mark Jenkin
Cast
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
Producers
Kate Byers, Linn Waite

Website

Production

Early Day Films
World Sales

The Festival Agency

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Berlinale 2019

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status 
Austrian Premiere