Mr. Jones

Mr. Jones


 Agnieszka Holland

2019, 1 h 59 min

A young journalist, Gareth Jones, is getting ready to tackle a big story – a rapid modernisation of the Soviet Union. He goes to Moscow to do an interview with Stalin. There he meets a British journalist, Ada Brooks, and thanks to her he discovers that the truth about the Stalinist regime is brutally muffled by Soviet censors. On hearing gossip about a great famine in the USSR, Jones sets out on a lonely journey through Ukraine. He witnesses the tragedy of Holodomor and describes it after his return to London. The publication is silenced and its authenticity is questioned by Western journalists who remain under pressure from the Kremlin. Despite death threats Gareth continues his fight for the truth. He decides to share his discoveries with a young, aspiring writer – George Orwell.

written by Andrea Chalupa
director of photography Tomasz Naumiuk
music Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz
production design Grzegorz Piątkowski
costume design Aleksandra Staszko

make-up Janusz Kaleja
sound Marcin Matlak

edited by Michał Czarnecki
casting by Colin Jones
cast Vanessa Kirby, James Norton, Fenella Woolgar, Michalina Olszańska, Peter Sarsgaard, Joseph Mawle, Kenneth Cranham, Krzysztof Pieczyński, Patrycja Volny
production Film Produkcja
producers Stanisław Dziedzic, Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska, Andrea Chalupa
co-produced by Parkhurst, Film UA, Crab Apple Films, Studio Produkcyjne Orka, Kino Świat, Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe, Instytucja Filmowa Silesia Film
executive producer Bogna Szewczyk
production manager Tomasz Morawski 

co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Ukrainian State Film Agency, Creative Scotland, BFI Film Fund
distributed by Kino Świat
Main Competition
Short Film Competition
Sekcje pozakonkursowe

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