“Where Bait was immediate and acerbic in its politics, Enys Men is lyrical and sublime, enigmatic and haunting. Though it is arguably no less political in its assertion of the dominance of landscape and time over human interlopers. Meanwhile, it’s now two for two for Mark Jenkin, who – if not already – is fast becoming the UK’s most vital filmmaker.” – Christopher Machell, CineVue
Shot on 16mm, “Enys Men” is a mind-bending Cornish folk horror set in 1973 that unfolds on an uninhabited island off the Cornish coast. A wildlife volunteer’s daily observations of a rare flower take a dark turn into the strange and metaphysical, forcing both her and viewers to question what is real and what is nightmare.
The film is Mark Jenkin’s highly anticipated follow-up to the BAFTA-winning “Bait”.