Little Joe

Jessica Hausner
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.
Technical Data
Running time: 105
Format: digital
Screen ratio: 1:1.85
Language spoken: English
Production year: 2019
Director(s): Jessica Hausner
Writer(s): Jessica Hausner, Geraldine Bajard
Cinematography: Martin Gschlacht
Editing: Karina Ressler
Key cast: Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox
Producers: Bruno Wagner, Bertrand Faivre, Philippe Bober, Martin Gschlacht, Jessica Hausner, Gerardine O‘Flynn
May 17, 2019
Cannes (Competition)
Awards (selection): Best Performance by an Actress to Emily Beecham (Cannes), Best Production Design + Prize for Innovative Production Services (Graz/Diagonale)
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