OFFICIAL SELECTION, CANNES 2019

Award for Best Actress, Cannes 2019

Directed by:  Jessica HAUSNER
Year of production: 2019
Country: AUSTRIA, UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY
Genre: drama
Length: 105 minutes

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

Jessica HAUSNER – Director
Jessica HAUSNER – Script / Dialogue
Geraldine BAJARD – Script / Dialogue
Martin GSCHLACHT – Cinematography
Katharina WOPPERMANN – Set decorator
Tanja HAUSNER – Costumes designer
Karina RESSLER – Film Editor

Emily BEECHAM
Ben WHISHAW
Kerry FOX
Kit CONNOR