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CANCELLED: Hull Independent Cinema: LITTLE JOE
March 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£5 – £7
This screening is cancelled following the government advice re COVID-19. See here for more details.
Jessica Hausner | 2019 | UK | Cert 12A | 105 min | English language
Alice is a plant breeder who has engineered a very special crimson flower, remarkable for its therapeutic value: this plant makes its owner happy. Alice takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe, but her creation may not be as benign as she thinks.
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.
LITTLE JOE takes an unorthodox approach to a thorny and difficult theme, but like its title character, the end result exerts a creepy thrall.
Starring Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox.
Awards and Reviews
Winner, Best Actress and Nominee, Palme d’Or – Cannes Film Festival; Special Jury Mention, Best Film – Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival
“A delightfully oddball and dread-filled psycho-bio thriller.” Katie Walsh, Tribune News
“Hausner works in a shivery and deliberate modernist spook-show style, one that calls up echoes of David Cronenberg and the Stanley Kubrick of The Shining.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety
LITTLE JOE is rated 12A. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).
The venue is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack?
The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.
Tickets terms and conditions
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