Durham Film Club
Shakespeare Hall, 71 North Rd, Durham, DH1 4SQ
20th February 2020
Bait (15) 2018
d.Mark Jenkin UK 90mins
A widely acclaimed Cornish drama, hailed as one the defining UK films of the decade.
Martin is cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Stephen has re-purposed their father’s vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now a ‘London’ get-away, Martin is displaced to the estate above the picturesque harbour. As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy at the heart of the family changes his world.