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Little Joe (film)

Little Joe is a 2019 British-Austrian drama film directed by Jessica Hausner. It was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.At Cannes, Emily Beecham won the award for Best Actress.[1][2]

Little Joe
Little Joe poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJessica Hausner
Produced byBruno Wagner
Bertrand Faivre
Philippe Bober
Martin Gschlacht
Jessica Hausner
Gerardine O'Flynn
Written byJessica Hausner
Géraldine Bajard
Starring
CinematographyMartin Gschlacht
Edited byKarina Ressler
Production
company
Distributed by
  • X Verleih AG
  • Filmladen
  • BFI Distribution
Release date
  • 17 May 2019 (2019-05-17) (Cannes)
  • 1 November 2019 (2019-11-01) (Austria)
  • 9 January 2020 (2020-01-09) (Germany)
  • 21 February 2020 (2020-02-21) (United Kingdom)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryAustria
Germany
United Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

PlotEdit

Alice, a scientist, creates a genetically modified plant which seemingly causes uncanny changes in other living creatures.

CastEdit

ReleaseEdit

The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on 17 May 2019.[3][4][5] Shortly after, Magnolia Pictures and BFI Distribution acquired U.S. and U.K. distribution right to the film.[6][7] It is scheduled to be released in Austria on 1 November 2019, by Filmladen.[8] in the United States on 6 December 2019,[9] Germany on 9 January 2020, by X Verleih AG,[10] and the United Kingdom on 21 February 2020.[11]

ReceptionEdit

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 71% based on 41 reviews, with an average rating of 6.44/10. The site's consensus reads: "Little Joe's unorthodox approach may baffle horror fans lured in by its premise -- but like its title character, the end result exerts a creepy thrall".[12] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 56 out of 100, based on 12 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bong Joon-ho's Parasite Wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes". Variety. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Bong Joon-ho's Parasite wins Palme d'Or at Cannes film festival". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Cannes Film Festival 2019: Nine films to look out for". BBC News. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  4. ^ "The Screenings Guide 2019". 9 May 2019. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Cannes festival 2019: full list of films". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  6. ^ Lang, Brent (25 July 2019). "Magnolia Buys Cannes Award Winner 'Little Joe' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  7. ^ Dalton, Ben (19 September 2019). "BFI Distribution acquires 'Little Joe' for UK (exclusive)". Screen International. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  8. ^ "Little Joe". Film Laden. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  9. ^ "Little Joe". Magnolia Pictures. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  10. ^ "Little Joe". X Verleih AG. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Little Joe". Launching Films. Retrieved 13 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Little Joe (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Little Joe Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 7 November 2019.

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