Austria-UK-Germany. Direction: Jessica Hausner. Production: Bruno Wagner, Martin Gschlacht, Jessica Hausner, Bertrand Faivre, Gerardine O'Flynn, Philippe Bober / Coop99, The Bureau, Essential Films. Screenplay: Géraldine Bajard, Jessica Hausner. Photography: Martin Gschlacht. Edition: Karina Ressler. Cast: Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox, Kit Connor, Lindsay Duncan, David Wilmot.
LANGUAGE: English / SUBTITLES: Spanish
A female scientist grows a genetically modified plant whose pollen contains a virus that causes a loss of real feelings. But, are the changes in behaviour due to science or to the progressive dehumanisation of the species? Featuring in the Cannes Official Selection, Hausner's latest movie is a surprising horror story in the shape of a social parabole on alienation and the loss of real emotions in order to achieve artificial happiness.