Academy Award® nominee Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, In Darkness) brings to the screen the extraordinary true story of Welsh journalist Gareth Jones – who uncovered Stalin’s genocidal famine in Ukraine, which killed almost 10 million during The Holodomor of 1932 and 1933 – in the powerful drama, Mr Jones, out in selected UK cinemas and available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on 7th February 2020 courtesy of Signature Entertainment.
The film stars James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard, Kenneth Cranham and Joseph Mawle.
1933. Gareth Jones (James Norton) is an ambitious Welsh journalist who gained fame after his report on being the first foreign journalist to fly with Hitler. On leaving a government role, Jones decides to travel to Moscow in an attempt to get an interview with Stalin himself. Hearing murmurs of government-induced famine, Jones travels clandestinely to Ukraine, where he witnesses the atrocities of man-made starvation. Deported back to London, Jones publishes an article revealing the horrors he witnessed but is accused of being a liar by those who have an interest in silencing him. As the death count mounts, Jones has to fight for the truth.