A Welsh journalist breaks the news in the western media of the famine in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s.
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.
Starring James Norton (Little Women), Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, MI6), and Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven).
★★★★ - Observer
"a striking, efficient political thriller"
★★★★- The Guardian
"Mr Jones is a bold and heartfelt movie with a real Lean-ian sweep."
★★★★ - BBC.com