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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.
|Writer(s):||Jessica Hausner, Géraldine Bajard|
|Key cast:||Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox|
|Producers:||Bruno Wagner, Jessica Hausner, Martin Gschlacht, Bertrand Faivre, Philippe Bober|
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WithLittle Jo Productions (GB), The Bureau (UK), Essential Filmproduktion (D)
«Wir sind viel stärker auf den Inhalt orientiert.»
Im Mittelpunkt von Jessica Hausners LITTLE JOE stehen die ambitionierte Pflanzenforscherin Alice und eine einzigartige, von ihr kreierte Pflanze, die ihr den wissenschaftlichen Durchbruch, oder aber auch fatale Effekte für die Umwelt bringen könnte. Bruno Wagner über die Dreharbeiten von Jessica Hausner erstem Film in englischer Sprache.
Red carpet for a red lily: World premiere of LITTLE JOE in Cannes
Jessica Hausner, a Cannes invitee since 1999, tops her performance at the Croisette with her first entry to the Palme d’or-competition and her first English-language film LITTLE JOE. Alice, a high-talented genetic engineer, has created a crimson flower of stunning beauty, but also inexplicable powers. A coop99 production with The Bureau (UK) and Essential Films (D) starring Emily Beecham, Ben Wishaw, Kerry Fox.
«Sparkling and strange...»
Alice’s son Joe satisfies her maternal needs, and in her career she has also achieved tangible success: the flower she has genetically engineered, Little Joe, is a beautiful sight which promises to bring happiness to everyone around it. But suddenly things seem to turn against Alice in almost indefinable ways. In her fifth feature film, LITTLE JOE, Jessica Hausner unleashes the forces of cinema only to have them combine in virtuoso fashion, creating on film a homage to doubt.