In Focus

Little Joe

Director: Jessica Hausner
Austria, United Kingdom, Germany | 2019 | 105 min | English
6.00 KM
17. August 2019  at   16:00
National Theatre
Ticket sale for this screening is open.
6.00 KM

Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in the development of new species. She has engineered a very special crimson flower, one that is remarkable not only for its beauty but also for its therapeutic value: 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 creation may not be as harmless as its nickname suggests.

Director: Jessica Hausner
Screenplay: Jessica Hausner, Géraldine Bajard
Director of Photography: Martin Gschlacht
Editor: Karina Ressler
Sound: Erik Mischijev, Matz Müller
Costume Design: Tanja Hausner
Production Design: Katharina Wöppermann
Producer: Bruno Wagner, Bertrand Faivre, Philippe Bober, Martin Gschlacht, Jessica Hausner, Gerardine O’Flynn
Production: Coop99, The Bureau, Essential Films
Casting: Jina Jay, Jessie Frost
Cast: Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox, Kit Connor, David Wilmot, Phénix Brossard, Sebastian Hülk, Lindsay Duncan

Jessica Hausner