Find out more
Years before conquering Hollywood with his megahit Thor: Ragnarok, New Zealand director Taika Waititi made ZFF audiences fall in love with his quirky comedies (Boy, What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople,…). Jojo Rabbit, the winner of the prestigious People’s Choice Award at Toronto IFF, treats us yet again to a batch of Waititi’s signature mix of humour and pathos in a story about Jojo, a lonely boy growing up in WWII Germany. When Jojo discovers his mom (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic, his entire world is turned upside down. Together with his slow-witted imaginary friend Adolf Hitler (T. Waititi), the young Hitlerjugend memeber will have re-examine his nationalist beliefs.
Award-winning director, writer and actor. Over the years, he has thrilled ZFF audiences with hits such as Eagle vs Shark (2007), Boy (2010), What We Do in the Shadows (2014) and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2017). He is also the author of megahit Thor: Ragnarok (2017), prised by audiences and critics alike. His latest film, Jojo Rabbit (2019), won the prestigious Grolsch People’s Choice Award at Toronto IFF.