Category: feature
Director: Mark Jenkin
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2019
Length: 89'
Production Status: completed


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.

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