There are several ways that a film can stand the test of time and become truly memorable, whether that is because it’s visually unique and stylish, incredibly well-acted, relevant to the times, or perhaps the plot is not easily forgotten. Luckily for the upcoming film, “Little Joe,” the sci-fi drama is a bit of all of the above.
With “Little Joe” seeing its release later this week, we’re thrilled to offer our readers a chance to watch an exclusive clip from the film, proving that filmmaker Jessica Hausner has crafted one tale that shouldn’t be missed.
For those that aren’t aware, “Little Joe” follows the exploits of a group of scientists breeding plants at a corporation. When one of them is able to develop a plant that makes its owners truly happy, as long as the plant itself is happy, things seem to be going great. However, as with many sci-fi tales with a healthy dose of social commentary, things don’t necessarily go as planned.
We were able to watch “Little Joe” when it screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. In our review, we said, “‘Little Joe’ remains an arresting film with a novel imagination of a presently relevant issue.”
The film stars Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox, and Kit Connor. The drama is directed by Jessica Hausner, who is probably best known for her previous films such as “Amour Fou,” “Lourdes,” and “Lovely Rita.”
“Little Joe” is set to be released on December 6. You can watch the exclusive clip below.
Here’s the synopsis:
The film 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.