9 Feb 2020

Film director Agnieszka Holland on her new film ‘Mr Jones’ inspired by Welsh journalist Gareth Jones

‘Mr Jones’ is a new movie inspired by the real life of Welsh journalist Gareth Jones – who as well as being the first person to interview Hitler when he came power – uncovered the man-made famine that killed millions of people under Stalin’s Soviet Ukraine.

The film – which has been criticised by Jones’s family for fictionalised storylines about romance and cannibalism – stars James Norton.

Its director Agnieszka Holland – who was born in Communist Poland and has been Oscar nominated in the past –  spoke to me about why she had to tell this story.