Little Joe (15)
2019, UK/Austria/Ger, Dir. Jessica Hausner, 105 minutes
If you could buy a pretty houseplant that made you feel happy you would, wouldn’t you? Two plant breeders are working on just such a project. Alice (Emily Beecham) and Chris (Ben Whishaw) are ambitious and competitive and keen to get the stunning crimson-flowered plant to the market place. But the plant, named Little Joe by Alice – after her son, may have other, unintended effects. An unsettling and chilling sci-fi with stunning camera work and a haunting score.
Film notes (paper copies available at the screening)
Tickets (£5 adults, £3 children) available on the door, but it may be busy so you are advised to book in advance with the Buxton Opera House box office