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LITTLE JOE

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Sales

Coproduction Office

Distribution

Bac Films

Selected filmography

2009 Lourdes

2001 Hotel

Alice, a plant breeder, has engineered a new species of therapeutic flowers, called Little Joes. Take a few whiffs and you’re happy, if not quite as perky as before. But with time the flower proves to be more transformative than thought.

In a strange ambience of serene aesthetics and discordant Japanese music, Hausner’s film recalls today’s widespread use of psychotropic drugs and the artificial sense of well-being they procure. Little Joe can well be seen as a contemporary cousin of the body-snatcher films: at its core it warns of a loss of self.

Monday, 16 September, 8:15 at the St Ex
Film crew in attendance

Info

Country: Austria, Germany, UK

Year: 2019

Runtime: 1hr45

Version: in English, subtitled in French

Cast & Credits

Director:  Jessica Hausner

Producers: Martin Gschlacht, Bruno Wagner, Jessica Hausner

Scenario: Géraldine Bajard, Jessica Hausner

Cast: Emily Beecham, Ben Wishaw, Kerry Fox