Little Joe

Little Joe
Director
Jessica Hausner
Country
Austria, Germany, United kingdom
Year
2019
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Jessica Hausner, Géraldine Bajard
Cast
Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox, Phénix Brossard, Kit Connor, Sebastian Hülk, Lindsay Duncan, Leanne Best, David Wilmot, Goran Kostić, Andrew Rajan, Jessie Mae Alonzo, Jason Cloud
Production
The Bureau, Coop99 Filmproduktion, Essential Filmproduktion

Storyline

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.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Festival de Cannes 2019
Official Competition
Best Performance by an Actress (Emily Beecham)
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2019
Horizons
BFI London Film Festival 2019
Dare