Andrea Arnold

Fish Tank

Fish Tank

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.

Film Info

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

Special 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: An essay by film scholar Ian Christie

    New cover by Jason Hardy

Purchase Options

Special 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: An essay by film scholar Ian Christie

    New cover by Jason Hardy
Fish Tank
Cast
Katie Jarvis
Mia
Michael Fassbender
Connor
Kierston Wareing
Joanne
Rebecca Griffiths
Tyler
Harry Treadaway
Billy
Sydney Mary Nash
Keira
Carrie-Ann Savill
Tyler's friends
Toyin Ogidi
Grant Wild
Keeley's dad
Sarah Bayes
Keeley
Jack Gordon
Billy's brothers
Jason Maza
Michael Prior
Connor's friend
Sarah Counsell
Social worker
Joanna Horton
Kelly
Credits
Director
Andrea Arnold
Screenplay
Andrea Arnold
Producer
Kees Kasander
Coproducer
Nick Laws
Executive producers
Christine Langan
Executive producers
David M. Thompson (BBC Films)
Executive producers
Paul Trijbits (Ruby Films)
Director of photography
Robbie Ryan
Editing
Nicolas Chaudeurge
Production design
Helen Scott
Casting
Jill Trevellick
Costume designer
Jane Petrie
Art director
Christopher Wyatt
Music
Liz Gallacher
Makeup
Marese Langan
Sound
Rashad Omar
Sound editor
Joakim Sundström

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