WHO’S IN IT?
James Norton (Little Women), Vanessa Kirby (Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw), Peter Sarsgaard (An Education), Kenneth Cranham (Valkyrie), Joseph Mawle (Half of a Yellow Sun), Celyn Jones (Set Fire To The Stars), Krzysztof Pieczyński (Suicide Room)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Agnieszka Holland (Copying Beethoven), director; Andrea Chalupa (film debut), writer, producer; Stanislaw Dziedzic (Chemo) and Klaudia Smieja (High Life), producers; Antoni Lazarkiewicz (In Hiding), composer; Tomasz Naumiuk (Disco Polo), cinematographer; Michal Czarnecki (The Captain), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1933, ambitious journalist Gareth Jones (Norton) obtains permission to journey to the Soviet Union and attempt to investigate its economic expansion, including its apparently successful five-year development plan. However, when he travels unofficially to Ukraine, he discovers that there is a great famine overclouding the nation…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
The noble efforts of reporter Gareth Jones to uncover the brutal regime of the Soviet Union to the rest of the world are documented in this harrowing historical drama that shows a very dark era in Eastern European history.