A cloud of exciting ambiguity hangs over Jessica Hausner’s films. Can the pheromones of plants change someone’s behaviour? Are miracles real? Are you really sick or is it all in your head? Sometimes the only sure thing is uncertainty. Jessica’s characters seem to emerge from an uncanny valley, speaking in spare, weighty tones. Highlighting the peripheries of existence, her films explore themes such as loneliness, lack of communication, permeated by dimensions of science-fiction. From drab pinks and cheeky greens, you’ll also find a penchant for bright crimson props in her cinema, that transforms the thriller plotlines into quirky fairy tales. For Jessica, what we want is never clear cut, and there always seems to be an aura of alterity, an ever-present floating fantasy.