FISH TANK

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FISH TANK

Andrea Arnold
GB, 2009
Fiction, 124min, OF

FISH TANK

Andrea Arnold
GB, 2009
Fiction, 124min, OF

Cast: 
Katie Jarvis
Mia
Michael Fassbender
Connor
Kierston Wareing
Joanne
Rebecca Griffiths
Tyler
Harry Treadaway
Billy
Screenplay: 
Andrea Arnold
Sound: 
Joakim Sundström
Rashad Omar
Camera: 
Robby Ryan
Editor: 
Nicolas Chaudeurge
Composer: 
Liz Gallacher
Decoration: 
Helen Scott
Costume: 
Jane Petrie

Production: 
Kasander BBC Films, UKFC, Limelight
World Sales: 
Content Film International 19 Heddon Street London W1B 4BG, Großbritannien T +44 20 7851 6500 london@contentfilm.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Mia is the 15 year old daughter of a single mother. She appears to be at war with the world, lashing out at all comers with verbal and physical abuse. But we are allowed glimpses of a different Mia in her aspirations to become a dancer. And we see a very different Mia when she meets her mother's new boyfriend. Security guard Connor is sexy and soft-hearted, and a wary Mia can't help but blossom under his gaze. (...)
Maintaining a style established with Red Road, Andrea Arnold favours handheld
camerawork that stresses the cramped spaces of Mia’s daily life and the way in which she is trapped. Fish Tank also underlines Arnold’s ability to secure the best from her actors: Newcomer Katie Jarvis is every bit as impressive as Mia, finding the vulnerability of the teenager without recourse to sentimentality or surrendering any of her anger or sarcasm. (Allan Hunter)