Mr Jones

Agnieszka Holland (2019)

James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard, Joseph Mawle Rated 15 Run time 141 mins

This political thriller is based on the true story of Gareth Jones a Welsh journalist who in 1933 travels to the Soviet Union to interview Stalin. On an unauthorised side-trip to Ukraine Jones finds out what Stalin is really doing, and he bravely reports on a genocidal famine. Returning home he has trouble getting his story taken seriously against the background of developments in Germany.

A gripping and powerful film with a compelling performance by Norton.

84% – Rotten Tomatoes

“[A] bleak, murky, and instructive film…”

“More than anything, “Mr. Jones” is an argument for witnessing and remembrance.”

News Article: Mr Jones film highlights Welsh ‘unknown hero’ Gareth Jones – BBC Wales