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Fish Tank

Andrea Arnold

 
Fish Tank (Criterion Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

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  • United Kingdom
  • 2009
  • 122 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #553

British director Andrea Arnold won the Cannes Jury Prize for the intense and invigorating Fish Tank, about a fifteen-year-old girl, Mia (electrifying newcomer Katie Jarvis), who lives with her mother and sister in the housing projects of Essex. Mia’s adolescent conflicts and emerging sexuality reach a boiling point when her mother’s new boyfriend (a lethally attractive Michael Fassbender) enters the picture. In her young career, Arnold has already proven herself to be a master of social realism, evoking the work of Mike Leigh and Ken Loach; and she invests her sympathetic portraits of dead-end lives with a poetic, earthy sensibility all her own. Fish Tank heralds the official arrival of a major new filmmaker.

Disc Features

  • Director-approved digital transfer, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Three short films by director Andrea Arnold: Milk (1998), Dog (2001), and the Oscar-winning Wasp (2003)
  • New video interview with actor Kierston Wareing
  • Audio conversation with actor Michael Fassbender from 2009
  • Audition footage
  • Stills gallery by set photographer Holly Horner
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Ian Christie

    New cover by Jason Hardy

Film Essays

Fish Tank: An England Story

By Ian Christie February 23, 2011

Andrea Arnold seemed to emerge out of nowhere with Red Road (2006), her revelatory, shrewdly observed debut feature about voyeurism and sexual revenge. That film won Arnold multiple awards, and . . . Read more »

Press Notes

Press Notes: Best of 2011

January 13, 2012

It’s the time of year when the list makers do their heavy lifting, looking back over the preceding twelve months and deciding what was best and brightest. We’re happy to report that some of our . . . Read more »


Three Reasons


Press Notes

Press Notes: Fish Tank

March 08, 2011

“Andrea Arnold has already become one of Britain’s most revered directors you’ve never heard of,” writes Neil Karassik in Eye Weekly. Arnold makes human dramas that are vivid and alive, none . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Fish Tank: An England Story

By Ian Christie February 23, 2011

Andrea Arnold seemed to emerge out of nowhere with Red Road (2006), her revelatory, shrewdly observed debut feature about voyeurism and sexual revenge. That film won Arnold multiple awards, and . . . Read more »