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Fish Tank (2009) by Andrea Arnold

Fish Tank is the story of Mia (Katie Jarvis), a volatile 15-year-old, who is always in trouble and who has become excluded from school and ostracized by her friends. One hot summer´s day her mother (Kierston Wareing) brings home a mysterious stranger called Connor (Michael Fassbender) who promises to change everything and bring love into all their lives.

Mixture of Abdel Kechiche for popular verve and Ken Loach for the social, the English film, Fish Tank, directed by Andrea Arnold, Jury Prize Winner of the Cannes Film Festival in 2009, is pleasantly surprising in its description of a family (a mother and her two daughters) where no man does not prevent some violence which is expressed in the verbal jousting between the members of this family.

Fish Tank is an intelligent and subtle film, where two magnificent latest shots of the film between Mia and her mother (dance scene) and between Mia and her little sister (hug goodbye) emphasize the delicacy of the director to portray her characters, all summarized in the beautiful words whispered by the little sister hugging her sister: “I hate you.”

Due to the hardness of its description of the living of a certain English social class, Fish Tank is perhaps not an easy story to hear but it remains a beautiful film to discover.

 


Crew
Directed and written by: Andrea Arnold
Producers: Kees Kasander & Nick Laws
Photography: Robbie Ryan
Editing : Nicolas Chaudeurge
Production: BBC Films, Kasander Film Company & Limelight Communication

Cast
Mia : Katie Jarvis
Joanne : Kierston Wareing
Connor : Michael Fassbender
Tyler : Rebecca Griffiths

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Addicted to movies, plays, series and to culture in general, I like the works that surprise me.

Top 3 Cinema: "Blade Runner" (1982), "Breathless" (1960), "Casablanca" (1942)
Top 3 TV: "Spiral" (2005 -...), "The Wire" (2002-2008), "Twin Peaks" (1990-1991)
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