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Acclaimed ‘Bait’ screens in Castlebar

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'MODERN MASTEPIECE' Edward Rowe stars in British drama ‘Bait’.

THE Linenhall Film Club will screen the contemporary cinematographic masterpiece ‘Bait’ tonight (Tuesday), February 11, at 8pm.
Modern-day Cornish fisherman Martin Ward (played by 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 the locals and newcomers to boiling point, with tragic consequences.
Stunningly shot on a vintage 16mm camera using monochrome Kodak stock, director Mark Jenkin’s ‘Bait’ is a timely and funny, yet poignant film that gets to the heart of a community facing up unwelcome change.
The Times described ‘Bait’, which was released in August 2019, as ‘one of the most extraordinary movie experiences of the year’. Writing in The Observer, Mark Kermode gave a glowing review, describing the film as ‘a genuine modern masterpiece, which establishes Jenkin as one of the most arresting and intriguing British filmmakers of his generation’. He later named ‘Bait’ his favourite film of both the year and the decade. The Guardian’s critic Peter Bradshaw described the film as ‘intriguing and unexpectedly watchable’ in a four-star review.

Cert 15A. The Linenhall Film Club screens movies every second Tuesday. For full details about the club and its forthcoming programme, contact The Linenhall Arts Centre on 094 9023733, or visit