Monday, March 7, 2011

film-stills: fish tank

yet another in my recent string of films featuring tragic young foreign girls. this one: so good.
Written and directed by Andrea Arnold -- it was funny how this one kept reminding me of Red Road before I knew they were by the same person.
notes while watching:
looking out of windows
hating the group because you are an outsider
"if you came back as an animal"
they all chose wild and strong, monkey, white tiger, eagle
the animals around them are chained to man's will, horses, dogs, hamsters, fish
he caught the fish with his bare hands

girls feeling trapped, young girls with more magic and power than anyone around them who are still somehow powerless

1 comment:

JESS!CA said...

i tried to get peeps to go see this with me at the ross but it never was


it's definitely one i'd were it cheap on amazon. gotta see.