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AUSTRIA, United Kingdom, Germany | 105 minutes | 2019

After plant geneticist Alice, mother to a teen, creates a new flower with euphoric properties for humans, she realizes her experiment is causing unexpected side effects. A stylized sci-fi-cum-botanical thriller, Jessica Hausner’s fifth feature explores the monstrosity of the everyday with all the surgical precision that’s the legacy of her work with Michael Haneke. Mixing genetic mutation, maternal angst and paranoia, Little Joe is an Invasion of the Body Snatchers for the modern age: a tad more cerebral perhaps, but every bit as unnerving.

In collaboration with Esse.

"The latest masterful psychodrama from Austrian powerhouse Jessica Hausner, one of the few contemporary filmmakers who deserves to be thought of as Kubrick’s heir, and her control over her compositions is as commanding as ever." IndieWire

Best actress - Cannes Film Festival

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Thursday October 10, 2019

Program #2
21:00
Cinéma du Parc 1

Sunday October 20, 2019

Program #254
17:15
Cinéma du Parc 1

Jessica Hausner

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LITTLE JOE (2019) - Austria / UK / Germany
AMOUR FOU (2014) - Austria / Luxembourg / Germany
LOURDES (2009) - Austria / France / Germany
HOTEL (2004) - Austria / Germany
LOVELY RITA (2001) - Austria / Germany
INTER-VIEW (short film / court métrage, 1999) - Austria
FLORA (short film / court métrage, 1995) - Austria

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Géraldine Bajard, Jessica Hausner
  • Producer Philippe Bober, Bertrand Faivre, Martin Gschlacht, Jessica Hausner, Gerardine O'Flynn, Bruno Wagner
  • Cast Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox

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