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Little Joe

British thespian Emily Beecham won the Best Actress award at Cannes for her uncanny performance in this satirical and stylised sci-fi. With its sterile sets and sinister lighting and sound design, Little Joe is a profoundly cinematic examination of what happens when you try to alter, or enhance our brain chemistry.

Directors

  • Jessica Hausner

Writers

  • Jessica Hausner

Cast

  • Ben Whishaw
  • Emily Beecham
  • Kit Connor
  • Kerry Fox

Synopsis

At a cutting-edge laboratory breeding new plant species, Alice (Emily Beecham) and Chris (Ben Whishaw) create a new plant that emits a scent designed to induce happiness. But when Alice breaks protocol to take one home to her son, she slowly realises that contact with the flower might have some serious side effects.