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A woman in an orange polo and red shorts strides confidently through a courtyard. Two women watch from behind her.

Club Zero

  Jessica Hausner

  Austria, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Denmark     110 minutes


Austrian filmmaker Jessica Hausner (Little Joe) returns to the director’s chair with a provocative thriller out of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, Crimson Peak) stars as Ms. Novak, a nutrition teacher at an elite prep school whose dogma of “conscious eating” quickly devolves into cult-like conformity for a group of seven teens. By the time their parents realize how extreme this so-called “Club Zero” has become, it may be too late to break Ms. Novak’s spell over her students.

A mannered, impeccably constructed combination of dry satire and gross-out body horror, Club Zero takes aim at Instagram “wellness” culture and social conformity. A typically controversial statement from an iconoclastic director, it’s bound to be the one of the most talked-about films at this year’s Festival.


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Potentially disturbing images of disordered eating
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Film Credits

  •   Philippe Bober, Mike Goodridge, Johannes Schubert, Bruno Wagner
  •   Jessica Hausner, Géraldine Bajard
  •   Karina Ressler
  •   Martin Gschlacht
  •   Mia Wasikowska, Sidse Babett Knudsen
  •   Markus Binder
  •   Barth Brosseau, Kristin Irving, Alex C. Lo, Eva Yates, Vladimir Zemtsov
  •   Coop99 filmproduktion and Coproduction Office, Coproduction Office Ltd., Essential Films, Parisienne de Production, Paloma Productions, Gold Rush Films, Cinema Inutile, Austrian Film Institute, BBC Film, FISA - Film Industry Support Austria, ORF Film/Fernseh – Abkommen, Eurimages - Council of Europe, Vienna Film Fund, Gold Rush Pictures, ZDF/Arte, Arte France Cinéma, Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, Doha Film Institute, TRT Sinema, The Danish Film Institute, DR, Film Funding Lower Austria, Obala Art Centar, CNC, Aide au Cinéma du Monde, Institut Français