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Synopsis

Behind the picture postcard idyll of a Cornish fishing village alienation, resentment and anger bubble away. The view may be beautiful, but you can’t eat it.
Martin Ward, is a cove-fishermen without a boat, infuriated with his brother for using the family vessel for day-tripping, and with a brooding resentment for tourists flocking to the village while locals are relegated to an estate on the hill. Nearing the end of the summer season, an argument over a parking space with the incomers who bought his old family home, comes to represent all that is wrong with the world for Martin. Tensions rise and when a misguided prank and retaliation escalates to tragedy the brothers are forced to unite and face the future together.
Shifting light, captured on B&W 16mm film and processed by hand offers a grainy black and white polemic, the state of the nation seen through a family lens. Rugged cliffs, stark seascapes, working hands, silent faces, the screech of a gull, the smoke from a barbeque, clashing classes, tensions building, a casual theft, a threat issued, a punch thrown, retribution, high tide, low water, laughter at dusk, regret in the morning, beauty, anger, compassion, hope.
Official Selection Berlinale 2019 - Forum - World premiere
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Details

Year
2019
Type of film
Features
Running Time
89 mins
Format
16mm Black and White
Director
Mark Jenkin
Producer
Kate Byers, Linn Waite
Executive Producer
Kate Byers, Linn Waite
Editor
Mark Jenkin
Screenwriter
Mark Jenkin
Director of Photography
Mark Jenkin
Production Designer
Mae Voogd
Sound
Dan Thompson
Music
Thea Gilmore, The Malarkey, Gwenno
Principal Cast
Edward Rowe, Simon Shepherd, Mary Woodvine, Giles King, Chloe Endean, Georgia Ellery, Isaac Woodvine, Jowan Jacobs

Genre

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Last updated 4th February 2019

Production Company

Early Day Films Limited
Stanley House
Totterdown
Bristol
BS4 3BA
info@earlydayfilms.com
http://www.earlydayfilms.com

Sales
Company

The Festival Agency
44 Rue de Cléry
75002 Paris
France
+33 9 54 90 48 63
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