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Little Joe Rated 12A

Little Joe

Dir. Jessica Hauser. UK/Austria/Germany, 2019. 1h 45m. Starring Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox, Kit Connor, Phénix Brossard, Leanne Best.

In a botanical laboratory, scientists create a species of plant with a scent designed to induce happiness. Part off-kilter sci-fi and part philosophically curious horror, Jessica Hausner’s debut English-language feature is a witty and unsettling story about the pitfalls of everyday science.

‘Visually, it’s a total feast for the eyes, contrasting art-deco pinks and mint greens against sterile, symmetrically framed expanses of white, vaguely evoking the aesthetic of some lost sci-fi film of the 70s’ ★★★★ A.A. Dowd, The AV Club

‘Hausner orchestrates a masterclass in simmering dread. The pristine, antiseptic feel of the lab is transposed for every location, giving this vision of London a dystopian edge.’ ★★★★ Iana Murray, The Skinny

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