June 8, 21:30
Fifteen-year-old Mia is in a constant state of war with her family and the world around her. When she meets her party-girl mother’s charming new boyfriend Connor, she is amazed to find he returns her attention, and believes he might help her start to make sense of her life. For those looking for innovative footage of the active, female body in motion, the opening shot of Fish Tank is electrifying. It is all about a breath. It can serve as a model for both female directors and critical theorists on how to approach the projection of subjectivity without the fetishistic fragmentation of the female body.