Fifteen-year-old Mia lives with her mother and sister in the Essex housing projects. Mia’s adolescent turmoil and emerging sexuality reach a boiling point when her mother’s new lover enters the picture.
A virtuoso of social realism, Arnold depicts despair with a poetic, direct sensibility that is unmistakably her own. Released in 2009, Fish Tank heralds the definitive arrival of a major new filmmaker.
Cannes 2009 – Grand Jury Prize
EST - English subtitles