2009 • United Kingdom • Directed by Andrea Arnold
Andrea Arnold’s social-realist masterpiece ‘Fish Tank’ won the Jury Prize and was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival 2009. The critically adored, BAFTA-winning drama centres around Mia (Katie Jarvis), a volatile 15-year-old who is always in trouble and who has been excluded from school and ostracised by her friends. Her one release is dancing, a passion that she practices in secret. One hot summer’s day, her mother (Kierston Wareing) brings home her mysterious, charismatic new boyfriend called Connor (Michael Fassbender) who promises to change everything and bring love into all their lives.