Cannes 2009: Fish Tank is ace

The Palme d’Or has officially come to life. Thanks to Andrea Arnold, a Barking council estate and a dictionary of sweary insults.

Fish Tank – a companion of sorts to 2006’s Red Road – is Brit realism at its very best, mirroring the hopeless life and desperate loves of a mum and her two daughters when a new man enters their life.

And we're right behind it.