Fish Tank

Mia, a volatile 15-year-old, is always in trouble and has become excluded from school and ostracised by her friends. One hot summer’s day her mother brings home a mysterious stranger called Connor who promises to change everything and bring love into all their lives.

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Further Reading

  • Lucy Bolton, ‘A Modern Girl for a Modern Britain? Mia in Fish Tank’, in Fiona Handyside and Kate Taylor-Jones (eds), International Cinema and the Girl(Palgrave, 2016).
  • Amber Jacobs, ‘On the Maternal ‘Creaturely’ Cinema of Andrea Arnold’, Journal of British Cinema and Television 1 (2016): 160–176
  • Angela McRobbie, ‘Dance narratives and fantasies of achievement’ in Feminism and Youth Culture: From Jackie to Just Seventeen
  • Imogen Tyler and Bruce Bennett,‘ “Celebrity Chav”: Fame, femininity and social class’, European Journal of Cultural Studies
  • Iris Marion Young, ‘Throwing Like a Girl: A Phenomenology of Feminine Body Comportment Motility and Spatiality’, Human Studies 3