One of 2019’s most anticipated forthcoming releases is Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, and this anti-hate satire from the acclaimed New Zealand director has plenty of moments to get audiences excited about it.
In a new behind-the-scenes clip Waititi explains his motivations for making Jojo Rabbit, and just how the film came to be made:
Here’s the official synopsis:
Lonely German boy Jojo “Rabbit” Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis) has his world view turned upside down when he discovers that his single mother Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
From the footage we’ve seen so far, including the impressive teaser trailer and official trailer, plus the fact that Jojo Rabbit also won the Grolsch People’s Choice Award at this year’s TIFF, it’s fairly easy to say that Jojo Rabbit is going to be one of the most enjoyable film releases of the entire year.
As a writer-director Waititi has found that perfect balance between laugh-out-loud comedic satire and creating a powerful film about friendship and tolerance, and audiences are certain to go away from this one having felt some serious emotions.
Get ready for something completely original when Jojo Rabbit arrives in cinemas on October 24.