Fri, 06 Mar


The Five Islands Acadamy


Simmering tensions between locals and newcomers in a modern-day Cornish fishing village reach boiling point in this hugely acclaimed British independent film

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Time & Location

06 Mar 2020, 20:00 – 21:30

The Five Islands Acadamy, 3 Church Rd, Isles of Scilly TR21 0NA, UK

About The Film

Time: Doors open 7:30pm, film starts at 8pm.

Venue: Five Islands School in the Performance Hall.

Running time: 89 mins

Certified: 15

Martin Ward is a cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Steven has re-purposed their father’s vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, 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.

Bait is a 2018 feature film shot on16mm B&W film and processed by hand. Captured in Cornwall, it tells a stark story rooted in local culture and community, and how these marginal places are facing up to a changing world. From writer/director Mark Jenkin and Early Day Films, Bait is a hand crafted monochrome expression of a life under threat. 


“One of the defining British films of the decade” Mark Kermode, The Guardian 


“A timeless work of art” Sophie Monks Kaufman, Empire


Hypnotically strange Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian 


“Square frames of startling simplicity and beauty”  Jessica Kiang, Variety


“Ravishing cinema”  Demetrios Matheou, Screen Daily 


“ Bait ultimately feels as unique as a found object, defying classification.” Ian Mantgani, Sight & Sound

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  • Adult (15 & upwards)