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Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold, UK, 2009)

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The kind of thriller that Ken Loach might make in collaboration with Michael Haneke, a slice of social-realist cinema in which we are never sure what - if anything - is about happen. It’s oppressively pessimistic but also utterly gripping.
— Financial Times

As always, each September we take part in the global Scalarama festival and Directed By Women initiative. 

This year we're focusing on of the UK's most acclaimed contemporary directors, Andrea Arnold (American Honey, Red Road). 

Written and directed by Arnold, Fish Tank tells the story of Mia Williams (Katie Jarvis): a volatile and socially isolated 15-year-old living on an Essex council estate with her hard-partying single mum (Kierston Wareing), and younger sister (Rebecca Griffiths). The family life is turned upside down when mum brings home a new boyfriend, Conner (Michael Fassbender).

Fish Tank won the Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and also the 2010 BAFTA for Best British Film. 

Earlier Event: September 19
Shock Corridor (Sam Fuller, USA, 1963)