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In competition: "Fish Tank"
About the film:
Fish Tank, the second film by British director Andrea Arnold, is also her second ticket to the Croisette. On her last visit, in 2006, she went home with the Jury Prize for Red Road. Her latest, presented in Competition, is an intimate family chronicle. Heroine Mia is a rebellious teenager thoroughly disgusted by her family and surroundings. But the arrival of Connor, her mother's new boyfriend, will transform her vision of life.
To make Fish Tank, Andrea Arnold put her faith in the creative process which has served her so well in the past: "All my films have started with an image. It’s usually quite a strong image and it seems to come from nowhere. I don't understand the image at first or what it means, but I want to know more about it so I start exploring it, try and understand it and what it means. This is how I always start writing."
Andrea Arnold hesitated before settling on Michael Fassbender for the Connor character. But seeing him in a clip from Wedding Belles convinced her of his potential: "I thought he was very charismatic and that was an important quality for Connor. I made a decision without meeting him because he felt right and I trust my instincts in that way. I began to think it would be interesting to have someone with experience, mixed with Katie’s innocence." Michael Fassbender, admired for his performance in Hunger, last year's Caméra d’Or, will also be in Cannes this year to present Inglourious Basterds by Quentin Tarantino.
At today's meeting with the international press, Fish Tank director Andrea Arnold was flanked by stars Kierston Waering, Harry Treadaway and Michael Fassbender, producer Nick Laws, cinematographer Robbie Ryan, film editor Nicolas Chaudeurge and set designer Helen Scott. As for Katie Jarvis, who plays Mia, she was unable to attend because of a happy event as she has just had a baby. Excerpts from the conference follow:
Andrea Arnold on the image that inspired Fish Tank:
Michael Fassbender on his character, Connor:
Kierston Waering on the fact that she had no script:
Andrea Arnold on the choice of the title:
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