Little Joe review – pristine psychological dystopia

Taking care of a living – and so also potentially dying – organism poses the most vulnerable threat there is. To prepare for bringing a child into the world, some people adopt dogs, and others buy plants.

Austrian filmmaker Jessica Hausner makes her English-language debut with a pressurised scenario about parenthood and emotional sustenance, as a team of scientists designs a plant that makes people happy – emitting oxytocin, which is familiarly called the ‘mother hormone’.

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