Bait [Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD]

Release Date: 20 January 2020 | Certificate: Suitable for 15 years and over
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Bait (DVD + Blu-ray)
Directed by Mark Jenkin

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 locals and newcomers to boiling point, with tragic consequence's Bait is a timely and funny, yet poignant new film that gets to the heart of a community facing up to unwelcome change.

Special features

  • Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • Newly recorded feature-length commentary with director Mark Jenkin and critic Mark Kermode
  • Bait Q&A with director Mark Jenkin (2019, 31 mins): Filmmaker Mark Jenkin in conversation with film critic Mark Kermode. Recorded at BFI Southbank, London, on 15th July 2019
  • Dear Marianne (2016, 6 mins): A Cornishman's travels in Ireland, through Wexford, Waterford and Cork in search of the familiar in another 2016 short film by Mark Jenkin
  • The Essential Cornishman (2016, 6 mins): Mark Jenkin's 2016 short film is a homage to the spontaneous prose of The Beats, from the mythical Cornish west
  • The Road to Zennor (2017, 2 mins): This 2017 short by Mark Jenson is a poetic travelogue of a familiar journey to the small coastal town near St Ives
  • The Saving of Bill Blewitt (1936, 25 mins): After the loss of their fishing boat, two fishermen of Mousehole, Cornwall, manage to save enough through National Savings to buy another in this charming docu-drama made by Harry Watt for the GPO Film Unit
  • Scenes on the Cornish Riviera (1904, 19 mins): This 1904 Great Western Railway-sponsored tour of the South East, visiting Saltash, Looe, Polperro, Newquay, Truro, Falmouth, The Lizard, Penzance and St Ives, provides an amazing visual record of Edwardian Cornwall
  • Trailers
  • **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with writing by Mark Jenkin, Jason Wood, film critic Jessica Kiang and writer and curator Tara Judah, and full film credits
Release Date: 20 January 2020
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
SKU: BFIB1367