Austria / UK/ Germany / France / Denmark
110 MIN

A teacher takes a job at an elite school and forms a strong bond with five students — a relationship that eventually takes a dangerous turn.

Cast & Crew
Producer(s): Philippe Bober, Mike Goodridge, Johannes Schubert, Bruno Wagner
Director: Jessica Hausner
Script: Jessica Hausner, Géraldine Bajard
Director of Photography: Martin Gschlacht
Production Designer: Beck Rainford
Music by: Markus Binder
Sound: Erik Mischijew, Tobias Fleig
Edit: Karina Ressler
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Amir El-Masry, Elza Zilberstein, Mathieu Demy, Sam Hoare, Camilla Rutherford
Production: coop99 Filmproduktion, Coproduction Office, ARTE, Arte France Cinéma

Jessica Hausner
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)