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