In this botanical thriller with phantasmagorical accents, the Austrian filmmaker takes a clinical look at a scientist who develops a new flower that makes people feel happy... but that just might turn out to be less benign than intended.
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...
AUSTRIA, United Kingdom, Germany
| 105 minutes | 2019
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