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Films & Schedules - FISH TANK


Fri, Feb 19, 2010
at 6 PM (WH)
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Winner of the Cannes Jury Prize for her first film, Red Road (PIFF 31), Arnold has won it again for her second, Fish Tank. Mia (Kate Jarvis), a sullen and volatile 15-year-old, lives with her single mother and little sister in a dreary working-class housing project in Essex. Ostracized at school and angry at the world, Mia’s only solace is her private passion for hip-hop dancing, which she practices incessantly. When her mother (Kierston Wareing) brings home a mysterious, charming stranger named Connor (Michael Fassbender, Hunger), who just might be the calming father figure the family needs, an emotional, if not sexual, chemistry between he and Mia soon adds a new dimension to a charged family atmosphere. One of Britain’s strongest new cinematic voices, Arnold reaffirms her talent for gripping, emotionally-charged realism, and for finding beautiful poetry in the bleakest of lives.

Filmography: Red Road (06).

122 Minutes    

Interests: Narrative Feature.

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