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A mother and daughter find themselves locked in an ugly battle over the same man in this drama from writer and director Andrea Arnold. Mia Williams (Katie Jarvis) is 15 years old and lives in a shabby apartment block with her mother, Joanne (Kierston Wareing), and younger sister, Tyler (Rebecca Griffiths). Mia is a reckless and rebellious teenager who frequently argues with her mother and sister and has run afoul of the authorities at school, leading to her being suspended. With plenty of time on her hands, Mia spends her days drinking when she can find alcohol and partying in a empty flat near her apartment. Joanne is a single mother, and she's begun dating a new man, Connor (Michael Fassbender); when Joanne brings him home to meet the girls, Mia is immediately attracted to him, and it's soon clear Connor feels the same way about her. Mia attempts to seduce Connor to take him away from her mother, and when she succeeds, Joanne's greatest anger is not with the man who has slept with her underaged daughter, but the girl who is now a rival for the affections of her lover. Fish Tank was an official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:January 15, 2010

Crew

Andrea Arnold
Director
Kees Kasander
Producer
Andrea Arnold
Screenwriter
Robbie Ryan
Cinematographer
Liz Gallacher
Musical Direction/Supervision
Nicolas Chaudeurge
Editor
Helen Scott
Production Designer
Christine Langan
Executive Producer
Paul Trijbits
Executive Producer
David M. Thompson
Executive Producer
Jane Petrie
Costume Designer
Rashad Omar
Sound/Sound Designer
Jill Trevellick
Casting
Rashad Omar
Sound Recordist
Marese Langan
Makeup
Marese Langan
Hair Styles
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