Rousing ghosts: Ukraine famine film warns Europe

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Rousing ghosts: Ukraine famine film warns Europe
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Fading memories of 20th century horrors are leaving European society less resilient to similar evils that could lie ahead, Polish director Agnieszka Holland said at the premiere of “Mr Jones”, her film about the 1930s Ukrainian famine.

The film, one of 17 competing for the festival’s Golden Bear award, tells the story of Gareth Jones, the Welsh journalist who escaped the gilded cage of 1930s Moscow to discover that the facade of a thriving Soviet economy rested on Ukrainian corpses.

The famine of 1932 and 1933, when leader Josef Stalin killed...


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