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Little Joe

Director(s)
Jessica Hausner
Country
Austria
United Kingdom
Germany
Year
2019
Language
English with French subtitles
Duration
105 min

Little Joe follows Alice (Emily Beecham), a single mother and dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a 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 their plant grows, so too does Alice’s suspicion that her new creation may not be as harmless as its nickname suggests.

An artfully unnerving, austerely hypnotic horror movie about a very sinister plant. – Variety

Visually magnificent film. Original aesthetic choices and inventive frames. […] Beecham performs magical nuances with a character almost impossible to play. – Le Polyester

Best Actress Award – Cannes Film Festival 2019 

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Director(s)
Jessica Hausner
Country
Austria
United Kingdom
Germany
Year
2019
Language
English with French subtitles
Duration
105 min