World soundtrack awards
Little Joe
Archived: Little Joe (2019)

director: Jessica Hausner

With: Emily Beecham, Leanne Best, Ben Whishaw, a.o.

duration: 100 minutes
Thriller, Science Fiction

Official Selection - In Competition

Single mother Alice works for a futuristic company specialised in developing new plant species. One day Alice creates a plant, she lovingly calls 'Little Joe', after her son. Little joe is not just an ordinary plant: it has therapeutic qualities. Everyone who picks up on the plant's scent is instantly happier; but only as long as the plant is daily cared for and fed proficiently. But soon the blessed plant starts to show its cursed side. Those have come in contact with Little Joe, start outing weird behaviour, losing themselves and become infatuated with the plant.


director: Jessica Hausner
producer: Philippe Bober, Martin Gschlacht, Jessica Hausner, Bruno Wagner, Bertrand Faivre, Gerardine O'Flynn
screenplay: Géraldine Bajard, Jessica Hausner
Editor: Karina Ressler
Cinematography: Martin Gschlacht
sound: Erik Mischijew, Matz Müller

production company: Coop99 Filmproduktion

More info

dialogue: English
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
Country: Austria - United Kingdom - Germany
year: 2019


JESSICA HAUSNER (1972): Flora (1995, Short), Inter-View (1999), Lovely Rita (2001), Hotel (2004), Toast (2006), Lourdes (2009), Amour fou (2014), Little Joe (2019).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,85

Other festival films by director Jessica Hausner

2014:Amour Fou


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