Mr. Jones

  • Genre: thriller, drama, historical
  • Type: theatrical feature film
  • Year: 2019
  • Release in Ukraine: 28.11.2019
  • Status: completed
  • Production: Kinorob, Film Produkcja, Jones Boy Film
  • With support of: Ukrainian State Film Agency and Polish Film Institute
  • Running time: 120 mins

In 1933, Welsh reporter Gareth Jones is looking for his next big story. The job assignment brings him to Moscow, where he meets American journalist Ada Brooks who reveals to him the truth about the “Soviet utopia” and Jones starts to put all pieces together.

Hiding from the Soviet intelligence agencies and facing deadly threats, bit by bit he uncovers the truth about the tragedy of the Ukrainian people: the Holodomor, censorship, conspiracies and mass repressions. Later the Gareth’s work finds a home as the basis of scathing allegory Animal Farm by the famous writer George Orwell.

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Producer: Klaudia Smieja, Stanislaw Dziedzic, Egor Olesov, Angus Lamont, Andrea Chalupa
Director of photography: Tomasz Naumiuk
Scriptwriter: Andrea Serdaru Barbul

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