Born in Vienna, Jessica Hausner studied directing at the Film Academy of Vienna where she made her first short films, Flora (1996) and Inter-View (1999), both awarded. She then directed two feature films, Lovely Rita (2001) and Hotel (2004), that premiered at the Festival de Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section. In 2009, Lourdes was selected at the Venice FF where it was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize, followed by other prizes, such as the European Film Award for Best Actress for Sylvie Testud.
She came back in the Un Certain Regard Competition with Amour Fou in 2014. Her fifth feature film and the first in English, Little Joe, was selected in Competition at the Festival de Cannes 2019 where Emily Beecham received the Best Actress Award. Great Festival success, the film sold in more than 20 countries worldwide.
Geburtstag (short, 1992), Anne (short, 1992), Herr Mares (short, 1992), Ich möchte sein manchmal ein Schmetterling (short, 1993), Flora (short, 1995), Inter-view (short, 1999), Lovely Rita (2001), Hotel (2004), Toast (short, 2006), Lourdes (2009), Amour fou (2014), Little Joe (2019), Club Zero (2023)