I have to confess that I truly love and admire Andrea Arnold. I saw her film Fish Tank in Cannes (2009). I was in Cannes to support Tarantino on his film Inglorious Bastards. I was also visiting tons of cinema friends from around the world... and wow when I saw this film Fish Tank I fell in love all over again - and only true cinephiles know what I mean by that. It truly touched me... and I've been intrigued with Andrea Arnold ever since. The star of the film was refreshing and Arnold's "no holds barred" approach harkened back to my childhood... Reminded me so much of my mother's approach to life and also reminded me so much of Eugene Smith and Larry Clark's approach to ART. As someone who is pretty much numb to cinema... Andrea Arnold's film gave me another life line, injected me with such vitality and spirit... I highly recommend Fish Tank (and all of Andrea Arnold's work) to all my friends and colleagues alike.
I sought out her short film WASP and I found out back then that it won an Oscar.
ITS FANTASTIC. LOOK AT THE LINK BELOW:
All I can say is that her short film is like a 3 course dinner at a fine restaurant. It had everything... it was complete and emotionally I felt satisfied. That is a deft defying act to do in our business and in the art form of true cinema. (I'm just saying that on a whim you know... any of my famous film critic friends can come on here and dispute freely.)