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Aro Recommended Fish Tank

 

UK 2009, 118 minutes
Dir. Andrea Arnold
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Drama / Youth

Topics: Rites-of-passage.

 

“A feisty UK drama from the talented director of 'Red Road'.” ~AroVideo

Aroview: Full of colourful profanity and hefty doses of working-class belligerence, this assured drama centres around a 15-year-old drop-out who develops a touching yet troubling relationship with her mother's new boyfriend.

Lead actress Jarvis was cast "off the street" and gives a revelatory performance that is both courageous and tough and yet laced with teenage vulnerability. The director adopts a loose, organic approach to narrative in the style of Ken Loach - one that denies the actor's access to the full script - though by comparison, and as with her debut RED ROAD, she (over?)-determines the drama to an altogether higher pitch.

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