BREATHTAKING. TRANSCENDENT...KEEPS YOU IN SUSPENSE UNTIL THE LAST FRAME - AND BEYOND.
— Lisa Schwartzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
A COMMANDING MOVIE, COMPARABLE TO SUCH YOUTH-IN-TROUBLE CLASSICS AS ‘THE 400 BLOWS’
— Andrew O'Hehir, Salon
GRADE A- VIVID, YOU CAN’T TAKE YOUR EYES OFF KATIE JARVIS.
— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
WONDERFUL. I’M TELLING YOU...TO SEEK OUT FISH TANK BECAUSE IT’S ABSOLUTE DYNAMITE.
— A.O. Scott, New York Magazine
An exhilarating gift. Katie Jarvis hits you like a shot in the heart...filled to bursting with the beauty and raw terror of life.”
— David Edelstein, The New Yorker
BRILLIANT... NEARLY FLAWLESS...THE CONTRADICTIONS OF ADOLESCENCE HAVE RARELY BEEN CONVEYED WITH SUCH AUTHENTICITY AND FORCE. MR. FASSBENDER IS QUICKLY ESTABLISHING HIMSELF AS AN ACTOR OF IMPRESSIVE RANGE AND SKILL. MS. JARVIS’S TRIUMPH, AND MS. ARNOLD’S, ARE HARDLY IN DOUBT.
— David Denby, The New York Times
Presented by IFC Films | United Kingdom | Jan 15th, 2010 | 124 MINS | UR
Winner of the Cannes Jury Prize, Fish Tank is an emotionally stunning coming-of-age story, electrified by the breakthrough performance of its young star Katie Jarvis. Fifteen-year-old Mia (Katie Jarvis) is in a constant state of war with her family and the world around her, without any creative outlet for her considerable energies save a secret love of hip-hop dance. When she meets her party-girl mother’s charming new boyfriend Connor (Michael Fassbender), she is amazed to find he returns her attention, and believes he might help her start to make sense of her life. A clear-eyed, potent portrait of teenage sexuality and vulnerability, FISH TANK confirms writer/director Arnold’s status as one of the leading figures of new British cinema.
- Andrea Arnold
- Kees Kasander
- Nick Laws
- Christine Langan
- David M. Thompson
- Paul Trijbits
- Andrea Arnold
New Lights Competition Award
AFI Fest 2009
Nominee - Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Screenplay
British Independent Film Awards 2009
Best British Performance, Katie Jarvis
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2009
Nominee - Outstanding British Film
European Film Awards 2009
Winner - OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
Nominee - Best Film, Actress, Director
Cannes Film Festival 2009
Special Jury Prize, Best Supp. Actor - Michael Fassbender
Chicago International Film Festival 2009
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