Poland, Great Britain, Ukraine, 2018/120 min.
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Stars: James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard
Academy Award™ nominee Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, Spoor, In Darkness) brings to the screen the extraordinary untold story of Gareth Jones, an ambitious young Welsh journalist who traveled to the Soviet Union in 1933 and uncovered the appalling truth behind the Soviet “utopia” and Stalin’s regime. Initially, a regular news investigation, Jones’ quest quickly turned into a life-or-death journey… helping inspire George Orwell’s famous allegory Animal Farm.
During the NBFF 2019 film will be shown with original English language soundtrack and with Ukrainian subtitles and TIFF transcription (translated video for people with visual impairment).