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2019 / 120' / Ukraine, Poland, Great Britain

In 1933, Welsh reporter Gareth Jones is looking for his next big story. The job assignment brings him to Moscow, where he meets American journalist Ada Brooks who reveals to him the truth about the “Soviet utopia” and Jones starts to put all pieces together.

Hiding from the Soviet intelligence agencies and facing deadly threats, bit by bit he uncovers the truth about the tragedy of the Ukrainian people: the Holodomor, censorship, conspiracies and mass repressions. Later the Gareth’s work finds a home as the basis of scathing allegory Animal Farm by the famous writer George Orwell.


Screenings schedule:

20.07.2024 at 10:00, House of Cinema, 6 Saksaganskogo Street (Kyiv), Hall 3




Having graduated from FAMU in Prague film (1971), she returned to Poland and began her film career working with Krzysztof Zanussi as assistant director, and Andrzej Wajda as her mentor. Her first feature film was PROVINCIAL ACTORS (1978), one of the flagship pictures of the "cinema of moral disquiet" and the winner of the International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1980.

She directed ANGRY HARVEST (1985) which was nominated for a foreign-language Oscar. Her film EUROPA EUROPA (1990) also received a U.S. Academy Award nomination (best screenplay) and IN DARKNESS (2011) was again nominated as best foreign-language film.

Selected filmography

  • Green Border (2023)

  • Sharlatan (2020)

  • Mr.Jones (2019)

  • In darkness (2011)

  • Europa Europa (1990)


Producer: Klaudia Smieja, Stanislaw Dziedzic, Egor Olesov, Angus Lamont, Andrea Chalupa

Screenwriter: Andrea Serdaru Barbul

DOP: Tomasz Naumiuk

Composer: Antoni Lazarkiewicz

Cast: James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard, Joseph Mawle, Kenneth Cranham, Yakiv Tkachenko, Oleg Drach, Volodymyr Fedoruk, Anna Shaydyuk, Anastasia Chala, Alina Kovalska

Production: Kinorob, Film Produkcja, Jones Boy Film

Sales agent: FILM.UA Distribution


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