Poland/U.K./Ukraine, 2020, 141 min, Dir. Agnieszka Holland, Not rated but unsuitable for children, English/Ukranian/Russian/Welsh with English subtitles, Samuel Goldwyn Films
"Mr. Jones is a bold and heartfelt movie with a real Lean-ian sweep." – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Agnieszka Holland’s (Europa, Europa, In Darkness) thriller, set on the eve of world WWII, sees Hitler’s rise to power and Stalin’s Soviet propaganda machine pushing their “utopia” to the Western world. Meanwhile an ambitious young journalist, Gareth Jones (James Norton) travels to Moscow to uncover the truth behind the propaganda, but then gets a tip that could expose an international conspiracy, one that could cost him and his informant their lives. Jones goes on a life-or-death journey to uncover the truth behind the façade that would later inspire George Orwell’s seminal book Animal Farm.
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