Mr. Jones

A fiery epic paying further tribute to this forgotten figure of history.

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Mr. Jones

Agnieszka Holland’s thriller, set on the eve of WWII, sees Hitler’s rise to power and Stalin’s Soviet propaganda machine pushing their “utopia” to the Western world. Meanwhile an ambitious young journalist, Gareth Jones (James Norton) travels to Moscow to uncover the truth behind the propaganda, but then gets a tip that could expose an international conspiracy, one that could cost him and his informant their lives. Jones goes on a life-or-death journey to uncover the truth behind the façade that would later inspire George Orwell’s seminal book Animal Farm.

Not Rated
Genre
Bio-pic, Drama, Thriller, Fascism, Spy/Espionage
Runtime
119
Language
English
Director
Agnieszka Holland
Writer(s)
Andrew Chalupa
Cast
James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter Sarsgaard, Joseph Mawle, Fenella Woolgar, Kenneth Cranham
FEATURED REVIEW
Ian Mantgani, Little White Lies

In 2006, a plaque was unveiled at Aberystwyth University for Gareth Jones, a Welsh journalist who died in relative obscurity at the age of 29. It was a small, defiant recognition of a man who had been shamed in his time for doing the right thing. Jones had written of Stanlinist inefficiency ...

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