Caught by the River

Enys Men

19th November 2022

The BFI this week released the trailer for Mark Jenkin’s upcoming Cornish folk horror film Enys Men. 

Set in 1973, the film unfolds on an uninhabited island off the Cornish coast.

A wildlife volunteer’s (Mary Woodvine) 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. Is the landscape not only alive but sentient?

Shot by Jenkin on grainy 16mm colour film stock and with his trademark post-synched sound, the form feels both innovative and authentic to the period. Filmed on location around the disused tin mines of West Penwith, it is also an ode to Cornwall’s rich folklore and natural beauty.

Watch the trailer below.

Enys Men will be available to watch in cinemas from 13th January 2023. We can’t wait.