In the spring of 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones (James Norton) boards a train to Ukraine where he witnesses the ravages of a famine wrought by Stalin’s agricultural reform and the Soviet Union’s dogged efforts to conceal the humanitarian crisis. Attempting to break the story to the world, Jones finds an ally in a New York Times reporter (Vanessa Kirby) and an adversary in a pro-Stalin journalist. Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa) returns with another sweeping epic that’s grand in dramatic scale.
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Cast: James Norton, Vanessa Kirby, Peter Skarsgård, Joseph Mawle, Fenella Woolgar, Kenneth Cranham
Runtime: 141 mins