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Wasp
8.5
/10
23,571 Ratings

WASP

Directed by Andrea Arnold
United Kingdom, 2003
Drama, Short

Synopsis

A struggling single mother of four must figure out what to do with her children after the guy she fancies asks her on a date, determined not to let them become an obstacle in her pursuit of a relationship.

Synopsis

A struggling single mother of four must figure out what to do with her children after the guy she fancies asks her on a date, determined not to let them become an obstacle in her pursuit of a relationship.

Our take

Reminiscent of the social realism found in her latest triumph Cow, Andrea Arnold’s bracing, Oscar®-winning short was shot on location in her hometown of Dartford. Packing a hefty emotional punch, the film confronts the brutality of working-class motherhood with astonishing frankness and empathy.