Latest on the new feature film “MR. JONES”
“Mr. Jones” is a dramatic thriller based on the life of Welsh journalist Gareth Jones, who broke the news on the Holodomor in Ukraine as it was happening.
Based on real events, the dramatic thriller “Gareth Jones” chronicles a British investigative journalist as he travels deep into the Soviet Union to uncover an international conspiracy. His life-or-death journey inspires George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”. The director of the film is Agnieszka Holland. (IMDB summary)
Variety Magazine writes: “Agnieszka Holland’s eagerly anticipated “Mr. Jones,” starring James Norton and Vanessa Kirby, will have its world premiere in Potsdamer Platz [at the upcoming Berlin Film Festival.]
The world premier of “Mr. Jones” will be held as part of the highly selective “competition and Berlinale special” program at the international film festival in Berlin, Germany, February 2019.
“We are grateful to the organizers of the Berlin International Film Festival for the opportunity to take part in the official competition program. Mr. Jones is really very strong, emotional and extremely important movie for the modern world and especially for our country. We are looking forward to the world premiere in Berlin,” producer of the film Yehor Olesov commented, the press service of the State Film Agency of Ukraine reports.
“This movie is significant not just for the Ukrainian film industry but for the entire Ukraine as well. Its world premiere within the framework of the Berlinale competition will help tell the world the truth about the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as the genocide of Ukrainian nation,” Chairman of the State Film Agency of Ukraine Pylyp Illenko added.