Gareth Jones is an ambitious young Welsh journalist who travelled to the Soviet Union in 1933 to uncover the appalling truth behind the alleged Soviet ‘utopia’ and Stalin’s regime.
Following his deportation to London, Jones publishes an article revealing the horrors he witnessed. The atrocities are denied by Western journalists reporting from Moscow, all of whom are under pressure from the Kremlin. As death threats mount, Jones has to fight for the truth. Meeting a young author by the name of George Orwell, Jones shares his findings thus helping to inspire the great allegorical novel Animal Farm.
Official Selection: Berlin International Film Festival
“The powerful contemporary resonance of a story that veritably hinges on the dangers of ‘fake news’.”
Director Agnieszka Holland
Script Andrea Chalupa
Producers Klaudia Smieja, Andrea Chalupa, Stanislaw Dziedzic, Angus Lamont, Egor Olesov
Cast James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard
2019 | Poland, Ukraine, United Kingdom | 119 mins