LITTLE JOE
Feature Narrative | 105 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2019
on 10/11/2019 and 10/13/2019
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Directed By
Jessica Hausner

Produced By
Bruno Wagner
Bertrand Faivre
Philippe Bober
Martin Gschlacht
Jessica Hausner
Gerardine O’Flynn

Written By
Jessica Hausner
Géraldine Bajard

Featuring
Emily Beecham
Ben Whishaw
Kerry Fox
Kit Connor


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East Coast Premiere

2019 | English | Austria/UK/Germany

Alice (Emily Beecham, Best Actress winner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival) is equally committed to her work as a genetic plant breeder and her role as a single mother to her son, Joe (Kit Connor). After reaching a breakthrough in the development of a new species of plant—one believed to give its owner the feeling of happiness through its pollen—Alice acts against company policy and proudly welcomes her latest creation into her home as a gift for Joe. However, Alice soon comes to realize that the plant may have some unintended, and potentially dangerous, side effects, in director Jessica Hausner’s eerily oft-kilter and unpredictable sci-fi thriller.