This film screened 12th October 2016.
Also a Jury Prize winner at Cannes, Fish Tank is centred on a remarkable performance from novice Katie Jarvis as Mia, a lonely, angry 15-year-old whose only interest and outlet is dancing. With her mother’s caring and supportive new boyfriend (Michael Fassbender) comes the possibility of a more stable and nurturing environment, frustrated by secrets and desires.
The film will be screened with Arnold’s second short, Dog (10 mins, UK, 2001), in which a teenage girl sees her boyfriend for who he really is after they encounter a stray dog.
Screening as part of the Andrea Arnold Retrospective (October 8th-16th 2016).