Raw and grim depiction of the life of a sexually awakening teen girl in lower-class London. Sullen 15-year-old Mia (Jarvis) has been kicked out of school and is trapped in a rough housing project with her boozy mum Joanne (Wareing) and her hostile sister Tyler (Griffiths). Alienated from her peers, Mia's only escape is breaking into an abandoned apartment where she practices hip-hop dance routines. Everything changes when Joanne brings home hunky boyfriend Connor (Fassbender), who may have designs on Mia as well. Jarvis, who carries the film with her performance, was a non-professional actress discovered by director Arnold while loudly fighting with her boyfriend in a train station.
Fish Tank is about a girl with so little light or potential for escape in her life that she transforms at even the hint of a feeling she has no idea how to handle – happiness. With a striking, powerful debut from newcomer Katie Jarvis, Andrea Arnold's ...Read More