Win tickets to see Bait at the Curzon

PUBLISHED: 14:59 19 September 2019 | UPDATED: 15:00 19 September 2019

Neil, played by Issac Woodvine, in Bait.

Neil, played by Issac Woodvine, in Bait.


One of the most creative films of the year detailing the struggles of a Cornish fishing community is showing at the Curzon this month.

Martin (Edward Rowe) and Neil (Isaac Woodvine) in Bait.Martin (Edward Rowe) and Neil (Isaac Woodvine) in Bait.

Bait follows modern-day fisherman Martin (Edward Rowe) as he deals with family rivalry and the influx of London tourists to his idyllic seaside home.

Martin has been forced to move into the estate above the harbour as his childhood home becomes a get-away for London money.

His frustrations grow as he watches Airbnbs spring up and stag parties descend on his harbour village.

In an attempt to embrace the change, Martin's brother has re-purposed their fishing boat to ferry tourists around the bay.

Martin on the beach in Bait.Martin on the beach in Bait.

Stubborn and devoted to his fishing roots, Martin's clashes with rich London tourists set the wheels of conflict in motion.

The stark story is rooted in local culture and community and reveals how smaller communities are facing up to a changing world.

Cornish writer and director Mark Jenkin explores empathy, class and change in this gripping and original drama.

The film is shot entirely on an analogue, clockwork 16mm camera and Jenkin developed it by hand to create scratches and glitches, lending a harsh and primitive, but totally engaging look to his film.

The end result is a style unlike anything else in modern cinema.

Bait is a funny and poignant film which gets to the heart of a community facing unwelcome change.

It is showing at the cinema, in Old Church Road, on September 29 at 7.30pm.

The Times has once again teamed up with the Curzon to offer one lucky reader a pair of tickets to see the film.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the following question:

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor's decision is final.

By entering this competition, you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant and the cinema about the prize.

Curzon staff and volunteers are not eligible to enter this competition.

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