This movie is

A powerful futuristic and philosophical tale about things that apparently make us feel good in our societies.

Synopsis

Little Joe follows Alice (Emily Beecham), a single mother and dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. She has engineered a 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 their plant grows, so too does Alice’s suspicion that her new creation may not be as harmless as its nickname suggests.

Director

Jessica Hausner

Countries

Austria, United Kingdom, Germany

Screenplay

Jessica Hausner, Géraldine Bajard

Cinematography

Martin Gschlacht

Production Company

coop99, The Bureau, Essential Filmproduktion

Maturity rating

U/A 13+