Directed by Agnieszka Holland, drama/history, 141 min, in English, 16+
Written by Andrea Chalupa
With James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard, Joseph Mawle
In 1933, Gareth Richard Vaughan Jones, a fearless, ambitious Welsh journalist, who gained fame after his report on being the first foreign journalist to fly with Hitler, embarked on the journey of his life into terror-stricken soviet Ukraine. Agnieszka Holland, the three-time Academy Award nominee, tells the story of Mr. Jones, who uncovered the Soviet famine of 1932–33 (Holodomor), a major humanitarian crisis that killed millions of people in Ukraine
A fascinating biopic on one of the most tragic yet silent massacres of the early 30ies, Mr. Jones resonates as a powerful statement on contemporary media and politics. Premiered at this year's Berlinale.
Berlin IFF 2019 (Competition)