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Fish Tank

Original title: Fish Tank
German title: Fish Tank
Great Britain, 2009

Director: Arnold, Andrea
Production company: Kasander Ltd, c/o ContentFilm International
Co-producers: BBC
Age recommendation: 14 years and up

Fifteen year old Mia’s life is turned on its head when her Mum brings home a new boyfriend.

"There were many films that caught our attention on this festival, but one of them was standing above them all, so the decision about the Don Qujote Award was not really hard. It was harder to choose our special mention, because among of the rest of the films at least half of them were worth of this honorable “second place”. Finally we decided on “Starring Maja” - the film about courage to find your own, special way through life and being positive and optimistic, even when world seems to be against you, concentrating on your look only, instead on your inside.
And the Don Qujote Award we decided to give unanimously to the British film “Fish Tank” - multidimensional and metaphorical, although still set clearly in the clearly in the realistic world, story about love and deception, and most of all hope." (FICC's Jury at Kristiansand 2010

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Touching on the themes of Andrea Arnold's Academy Award®-winning short Wasp, FISH TANK is an original and unique modern tale of our times.

Cannes 2009 (awarded), BUFF Malmö 2010, Kristiansand 2010 (awarded), Buster Copenhagen 2010

World sales address/es:
Content Film (GB)

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