Short Film Corner with Rani: Wasp

One of my favorite short films is the Oscar winning 2003 short, Wasp, by British director, Andrea Arnold.

Grounded in the style of British Social Realism, Wasp shows a young struggling mother with four young kids. With every bad decision she makes, she is trying to be a good mom.

Andrea Arnold started her directing career with short and independent films. Her second feature film, Fish Tank, starred Michael Fassbender and went straight to Criterion Collection.

Her 2016 film, American Honey, won the jury prize at Cannes.

[Both American Honey and Fish Tank are available at Bracken Library, by the way!]

Recently, she has been directing for television including episodes of I Love Dick, Transparent, and the full second season of Big Little Lies.

Check out Wasp.

Originally written by Ball State English faculty member, Prof. Rani Crowe

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