A film about the Holodomor, the scenes of which were filmed in Kharkiv, participates in the Berlinale.Jan 07, 2019
The 69th Berlin International Film Festival (Berliner) announced the final list of participants in the main competition. As reported on the festival website, five more films were invited to the main competition. Among them - the picture of the Polish director Agnieszka Holland "Gareth Jones" ("Mr. Jones" in the international version). The main role is played by the British actor James Norton.
The film is based on real events. The protagonist reporter Garrett Jones was born in Wales. In 1932-1933, he visited the Soviet Union, including Ukraine. After that, he published a number of articles on the Holodomor in Ukraine. He was the first to write about the genocide of Ukrainians in the Western press. Remembering trips to villages and collective farms of Ukraine, he heard crying everywhere: "There is no bread. We are dying." Some episodes of the political thriller were filmed in Kharkiv. Because of the filming of the film about the Holodomor, the center of Kharkiv was closed for traffic for two days.