JOJO RABBIT
Feature Narrative | 108 minutes

HIFF 2019

Spotlight

This film played at HIFF 2019
on 10/12/2019 and 10/13/2019
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Directed By
Taika Waititi

Produced By
Carthew Neal
Taika Waititi
Chelsea Winstanley

Written By
Taika Waititi

Featuring
Scarlett Johansson
Sam Rockwell
Roman Griffin Davis
Thomasin McKenzie
Taika Waititi
Rebel Wilson
Stephen Merchant


Presented by



East Coast Premiere

2019 | English | USA

Growing up during the Second World War with his single mother (Scarlett Johansson), a young German boy spends his days idolizing his country’s tyrannical regime and taking comfort in the presence of his imaginary best-friend: Adolf Hitler (writer-director Taika Waititi). But the boy’s understanding of the world around him is rattled when he discovers a secret within his home. In Waititi’s outrageous “anti-hate satire,” the director weaponizes the irreverent, off-beat charms he previously lent to both independent comedies (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS) and blockbuster superhero epics (THOR: RAGNAROK) in a wonderfully unexpected new direction. JOJO RABBIT is a deeply funny and surprisingly touching depiction of our capacity for both hate and love.