“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry – sometimes at the same time.” -Rolling Stone
Director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK and HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE) has everyone talking about his newest film, JOJO RABBIT, an anti-hate satire set on the backdrop of World War II Germany that USA Today calls, “a warm hug of a movie that just so happens to have a lot of important things to say.”
Actress Thomasin McKenzie stopped by the Angelika Dallas for a Q&A to discuss the film – moderated by Preston Barta. McKenzie plays Elsa, a young Jewish girl who is in hiding at the home of JoJo, who happens to be a devout Nazi and member of the party’s ‘Hitler Youth’. She discusses everything from her research for the role – learning about the real life ‘Hitler Youth’ subculture of the day, to working alongside Waititi, who plays Hitler in the film, and his propensity for unique and colorful improvisation.
View the full Q&A here:
About the film:
A World War II satire following an awkward young German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) raised by a single mother (Scarlett Johansson), and whose only ally is his imaginary friend Hitler (Taika Waititi). His naïve patriotism is tested when he meets a young girl (Thomasin McKenzie) who upends his world views, forcing him to face his biggest fears. Also starring Rebel Wilson, Sam Rockwell and Stephen Merchant, and directed by Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE).
Where to see it:
JOJO RABBIT opens 11/8 at Kahala Theatres.