Richmond Film Society - Screening of 'Bait'

9 Nov 2021
8:30 pm
The Exchange

Mark Jenkin’s acclaimed drama explores the conflict and tension between locals and ‘incomers’ - second home owners and tourists - in a once-thriving Cornish fishing village, where the traditional way of life and livelihoods are under threat.  Those tensions are reflected in the relationship between two local brothers who have fallen out: Martin stubbornly ekes out a meagre living selling his catch of fish and lobster to the local pub and door-to-door, whilst Steven has abandoned the trade and now utilises their late father’s boat to take tourists on sightseeing trips. 

‘Bait’ was critically acclaimed following its premiere at the February 2019 Berlinale and effusively championed by Mark Kermode, who described it as “a genuine modern masterpiece” and a film that “looks set to become one of the defining British films of the the decade”. The film proved a commercial success at the UK box office and went on to win a number of awards, including the 2020 BAFTA for the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer.

This screening is 'members only'. Please see for up to date details.

The film will be preceded by the Society's AGM and the screening will commence no later than 8:30pm, rather than the usual start time of 8:00pm.

Presented by Richmond Film Society

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