Still from the film Fish Tank
Watch, Talk, Think: Fish Tank

Watch, Talk, Think: Fish Tank

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
15 Feb 2019
  • Special Events
We screen Andrea Arnold’s acclaimed film Fish Tank, exploring the life of rebellious teenager Mia, as part of our Watch, Talk, Think mini-series.

19:00 (doors 18:30) | Tickets £5, £3 concessions & Foundling Friends

In our Spring mini-series, Watch, Talk, Think, we present three films on the theme of childhood survival in difficult homes. Each film screening is followed by a panel discussion on the themes and broader issues raised, led by Dr Robin Basu Roy, Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics at the University of Oxford. Also on the panel for this screening are Laurence Guinness, Chief Executive of The Childhood Trust, Steve Baker, Association of Child Psychotherapists and Danny Leigh, BBC and Guardian Film Journalist; BFI Senior Curator of Fiction. 

In this first screening, see Andrea Arnold’s hard-hitting drama Fish Tank (2009) which follows the story of teenager Mia at her home on a housing estate in Essex – her love of dance, her difficult family and her hopes for the future.

Rating 15, running time 124 minutes.

There will be a cash only bar at this event.

  • ★★★★★ – Andrea Arnold has demonstrated her mastery and fluency in the social-realist idiom, and simply makes it fizz with life.

    Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
  • Ferociously gripping

    Jonathan Romney, The Independent on Sunday
  • Funny, moving and profound

    Anna Smith, Elle

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