TAKE TEN | Fish Tank

What Nas, Turner and Andrea Arnold’s 2009 masterpiece have in common.


Name Fish Tank.

Birthdate/vintage 2010.

That scene Mia dancing alone in an abandoned flat overlooking the Essex landscape.

Did you see? The Turner-esque depictions of the British countryside.

Don’t watch it with
Your step-dad.

Listen back to “Life’s a Bitch” by Nas.

Champion Isabelle Huppert’s 2009 Cannes Jury, who awarded it the Jury Prize.

Antagonist Christopher Tookey in the Daily Mail: “British miserabilism which no sane moviegoer would pay to watch”. 

Not to be confused with anything to do with TANK magazine.

Pair with Strongbow cider.


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