Zoë is a single mother who lives with her four children in Dartford. She is poor and can’t afford to buy food. One day her ex-boyfriend drives by and asks her to go on a date with him. Scared that he doesn’t want to go out with her, she lies and tells him that she is just babysitting the kids. This will be her first date in years. –IMDb
Andrea Arnold (born April 5, 1969) is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker and former actress from England, who made her feature length directorial debut in 2006 with Red Road.
Arnold first came to prominence as an actress and television presenter alongside Sandi Toksvig, Nick Staverson and Neil Buchanan in the 1980s children’s television show No. 73. This Saturday morning show on ITV, in which she played Dawn Lodge, had a similar premise to that of The Kumars at No. 42 in the way that the show was part sitcom, part chat show and based at a domestic residence. In addition to these parts, the show had the usual mix of music, competitions and cartoons (such as Roger Ramjet) that was in keeping to the formula of British Saturday morning children’s TV of the 1980s.
In 1988 No. 73 had morphed into 7T3, with the set being moved from the Maidstone house (in fact in TVS studios in Kent) to that of a theme park. This revamp would only last the season, but Andrea would be… read more
If there is one thing that WASP succeeds with is its awkwardness that not only plagues the characters but also, haunts the viewer. Arnold finds the most comedic or vibrant part of the situation and exploits it, creating an uncomfortable juxtaposition with the serious parts of the film. The film's realism makes it unbearable to watch because of how personal it feels. Paradoxically, this is what makes the film great.
Summer's here and who wouldn't turn down an opportunity to get a pint at the local pub? Natalie Press as Zoë puts on the school girl charm in an afternoon of awkward jitters flirting with a past flame in Andrea Arnold's short film Wasp. Now strapped with 4 kids, no money, and dead-end domesticity, Zoë reaches out to Dave (Danny Dyer) whose Beckham good looks and bad-boy confidence melts her with his compassion.