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Born in Vienna, Jessica Hausner studied directing at the Film Academy of Vienna where she made he first short films, Flora (1996) and Inter-View (1999), both awarded. She then directs 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 Film Festival where it was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize, followed by other prizes, such as the European Film Award for Best Actress for Sylvie Testud. She comes back in 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.

Films presented at Cannes

Jury members

Member - Feature films - 2021
Member - Un Certain Regard - 2016
Member - Cinéfondation & Short Films - 2011