Fish Tank

Andrea Arnold
2009 - Drama - 123 min

International cinema

Fish Tank

Champ libre

Netherlands, United Kingdom

Selected as part of our series Champ libre by Joseph Amenta, director of Soft, currently playing.


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

FST - French subtitles
EST - English subtitles
CC - Closed captions

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