Can't Cannes? Watch Andrea Arnold's Oscar-Winning Short 'WASP' Free On Le CiNéMa Club

WASP short film Andrea Arnold Cannes Le CiNéMa Club No Film School
Last month, we wrote about ten things filmmaker and actress Andrea Arnold taught us at Tribeca. With her film new film American Honey premiering at Cannes,  Le CiNéMa Club is streaming her Oscar-winning 2003 short WASP for free all week. 

Andrea Arnold, the British filmmaker whose features include a wildly original adaptation of Wuthering Heights, is premiering her new film, American Honey, at Cannes; to celebrate the occasion, Le CiNéMa Club, an online curation site for short films, is streaming her 2003 Oscar-winning short WASP from today until Saturday, May 21th. You can watch it here.

WASP short film Andrea Arnold Cannes Le CiNéMa Club No Film School

WASP is the story of a young single mother, Zöe, who is struggling to provide for her children in the English city of Dartford (Arnold's home town). When an old crush returns from the Army, she arranges to see him, even though doing so means dragging her children along, putting them in possible danger. The film is never judgmental, though, and holds your attention with a plot as tense as the look on star Natalie Press's face. The short also features incredible performances from the children who play her brood, and Arnold's naturalistic style lets the characters' humanity shine through.

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When can we see the Robert Eggers short?

May 16, 2016 at 7:28AM


Saw this at Future Shorts in 2009 and then at Shorts UP! in 2012 again, it's utter European misery porn. The likes of which my country (Romania) exports ALL the freaking time and for which it wins awards ALL the freaking time. Because what's more "riveting" and "artful" for rich pretentious snobs than sheer poverty, depravity and general misery, of course when it's being SIMULATED in an authentic manner?

May 17, 2016 at 3:52AM

Cosmin Gurau

are you talking about the short "wasp"? i just watched it and i didn't think it was misery porn at all. sure the mother and her kids aren't living the high life, but they try to love and support each other in their lives and struggle. i thought it was actually a pretty endearing short. my one question is i wonder why they tossed the (empty?) bag of fries out the car when it drives off.

May 17, 2016 at 7:24PM

min win