Keswick Film Club - Fish Tank

Sunday 13th December 5:00 PM

Fish Tank 

Director: Andrea Arnold Country: UK
Cert: 15 Year: 2009 Length: 123 mins
Fish Tank

Programme Notes

Cinema Handout (PDF 116KB)

Audience Reaction

Score: 77.78% Attendance: 112



  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database


Andrea Arnold goes from strength to strength in this, her second feature (following Red Road), in which she develops her very personal style of story-telling and coaxes extraordinary performances from her leading actors. An entirely credible portrait of the emotional and sexual development of a teenage girl coping with her tough life on a Thames Estuary estate, it’s a treatment which has been described as Ken Loachian realism from the female viewpoint. Arnold’s sensitive, imaginative and intimate portrayal of the girl, her family and Mum’s new boyfriend is as successful as her depiction of the wider world in which Mia (Katie Jarvis) lives.

Winner of the Jury Prize, Cannes 2009.


open_quote The performances of Jarvis and Fassbender are outstanding and their chemistry fizzes - and then explodes. It is another highly intelligent, involving film from one of the most powerful voices in British cinema. close_quote Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian


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