9 June 2010: Fish Tank


Meet Mia, a volatile 15-year-old who’s always getting in trouble. Excluded from school and ostracized by her friends, she retreats into her one love – dance. But one hot summer’s day her mother brings home a mysterious stranger called Connor who promises to change everything and bring love into all their lives. Fish Tank is a massively funny, sad and honest film about being a teenager.

“Bleak, beautiful and immensely powerful – this is British cinema at its best.” ESQUIRE MAGAZINE

“Searing, no-holds-barred British filmmaking to be proud of… fiendishly funny with one hell of an emotional punch… a jaw-droppingly good performance from newcomer Katie Jarvis.”  NEWS OF THE WORLD

“Fish Tank is an extraordinary film… by turns heart-in-your-mouth suspenseful, laugh-out-loud funny and ultimately, deeply moving. Frankly, it’s a masterpiece and, as such, unmissable” VIEWLONDON

”Another highly intelligent, involving film from one of the most powerful voices in British cinema… The performances of Jarvis and Fassbender are outstanding” THE GUARDIAN

“Ferociously gripping and features a fiery debut from young lead Katie Jarvis” INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

“A gritty, witty, disturbingly sexual drama… [it] communicates the snatched pleasures and confusions of teenaged life with stunning intensity. Andrea Arnold has delivered the best film of the year so far.” ELLE