Little Joe / 24.9.2021. / 21.00

24.09.2021., 21:00

Little Joe
Director: Jessica Hausner
Writers: Jessica Hausner, Geraldine Bajard
Cinematographers: Martin Gschlacht
Key cast: Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox
Producers: Bruno Wagner, Bertrand Faivre, Philippe Bober, Martin Gschlacht, Jessica Hausner, Gerardine O‘Flynn
Running time: 105min
Language spoken: English
Productio: AT, 2019

Awards (selection): Best Performance by an Actress to Emily Beecham (Cannes), Best Production Design + Prize for Innovative Production Services (Graz/Diagonale)

Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a very special crimson flower, remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value: if kept at the ideal temperature, fed properly and spoken to regularly, this plant makes its owner happy. Against company policy, Alice takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe. They christen it ‘Little Joe’ but as it grows, so too does Alice’s suspicion that her new creations may not be as harmless as their nickname suggests.