Event details

Reception 8pm

Film + Awards Ceremony 8.45pm

 

Award Ceremony 2019 hosted by broadcaster and film critic Jason Solomons: Dorfman Best Film, Best Debut Feature and Best Documentary Film Award

Attending this event

Jason Solomons

Jason is a radio and TV presenter, an interviewer and film critic. He hosts shows on BBC Radio London and BBC News, for whom he covers the BAFTAs and the Oscars alongside his film reviews. You can also see him presenting Virgin Atlantic’s in-flight entertainment show and follow his in-depth writing on films and filmmakers in The New European, and on his blog jasonsolomons.com.

Films screening at this event

Jojo Rabbit

Director
Taika Waititi
Cast
Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen
Country
USA
Year
2019
Duration
108 min
rating
12A

Directed by cult filmmaker Taika Waititi (Jewish on his mother’s side, while his father is Maori), this World War II satire follows Jojo, a lonely German boy whose imaginary friend is an idiotic Adolf Hitler (Waititi, in a boisterous performance). A keen (if slightly incompetent) member of the Hitler Youth, Jojo’s world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Also starring Oscar-winner Sam Rockwell and Rebel Wilson, and daringly confronting nationalism and racism, Jojo Rabbit is as hilariously sharp as The Producers and as sentimental as Life is Beautiful. In other words, utterly unmissable.

World Premiere – Toronto International Film Festival 2019

Winner – Grolsch People’s Choice Award, Toronto International Film Festival 2019

Winner – Cinematographer of the Year & Production Design of the Year, Hollywood Film Awards 2019

“… one of the most intriguing offerings of the fall.” Screenrant