1933. Gareth Jones (James Norton) is an ambitious young journalist who gained fame after his report on being the first foreign journalist to fly with Hitler. Now, intrigued by the Soviet “utopia”, Jones travels to Moscow, where he meets Ada Brooks (Vanessa Kirby), a British journalist, who reveals that the truth behind the regime is being violently repressed. Hearing murmurs of government-induced famine, kept secret by the Soviet censors, Jones travels clandestinely to Ukraine, where he witnesses the atrocities of man-made starvation – millions left to starve. Deported back to London, Jones publishes an article revealing his findings, quickly denied by Western journalists in Moscow under the Kremlin’s pressure, including Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Walter Duranty (Peter Sarsgaard). As death threats mount, Jones has to fight for the truth. Meeting a young George Orwell, he shares his findings… helping inspire the seminal novel Animal Farm.
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Flawed yet fundamentally worthy, Mr. Jones peers into the past to tell a fact-based story that remains troublingly relevant today.
Drama about the 1930s Ukraine famine has distressing scenes.
Cast & Crew
- Samuel Goldwyn Films
- © 2020 Film Produkcja – Parkhurst – Kinorob - Jones Boy Film - Krakow Festival Office - Studio Produkcyjne Orka - Kino świat - Silesia Film Institute in Katowice
- English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
- Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.