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2019, Agnieszka Holland, Poland/UK/Ukraine, 119 min.
With James Norton, Vanessa Kirby


"Finely crafted...recounts a story that has eerie echoes for viewers at a time when fake news and government manipulation are apparent every day."--Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall

"A taut and stark thriller, one part espionage and one part survival."--Owen Richards, The Arts Desk

Agnieszka Holland’s thriller, set on the eve of world 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 (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. In English, Ukrainian, Russian, and Welsh with English subtitles. (Description courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films)

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