Andrea Arnold's piercing Fish Tank is the portrait of an angry, isolated 15-year-old girl, Mia, who is hurtling toward a lifetime of misery. Mia’s adolescent conflicts and emerging sexuality reach a boiling point when her mother’s new boyfriend (a lethally attractive Michael Fassbender) enters the picture. In her young career, Arnold has already proven herself to be a master of social realism, evoking the work of Mike Leigh and Ken Loach; and she invests her sympathetic portraits of dead-end lives with a poetic, earthy sensibility all her own. Fish Tank heralds the official arrival of a major new filmmaker. Winner of the Cannes Jury Prize, the film stars then-newcomer Katie Jarvis and Fassbender in flawless performances.

The film will be preceded by Arnold's debut short film Milk:

Following a miscarriage, Hetty (Lynda Steadman) decides not to attend the funeral for her child, despite her husband’s (Stephen McGann) pleading. After wandering around town, she meets Martin (Lee Oakes), and together they embark on an impulsive, drunk joyride in his car.