Little Joe
First screened in October 2019
Director: Jessica Hausner. Cast: Emily Beecham, Kit Connor, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox, David Wilmot, Phénix Brossard, Sebastian Hülk, Leanne Best, Phoebe Austen, Lindsay Duncan, Andrew Rajan, Goran Kostic, Yana Yanezic. Screenplay: Géraldine Bajard and Jessica Hausner.

Twitter Capsule: Hausner is a gratifyingly odd director, but almost every engine misfires here. Overlaid allegories in abrasive shambles.

VOR:   You'd hardly call this timid, in style or in the themes it chases. But there's such a thing as execution so wayward it gives originality a bad name.

Photo © 2019 ARRAY/Denizen Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D

Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress (Beecham)

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