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Taika Waititi: Themes of Jojo Rabbit more relevant than ever, with surge of prejudice


Speaking at the London Film Festival, Taika Waititi says the rise of the far-right has made his anti-hate satire Jojo Rabbit feel more relevant than ever before. The New Zealand director plays Adolf Hitler in his new movie, about a little boy in Nazi Germany who finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. Arriving at the film's premiere at the BFI London Film Festival, he said: "When I wrote it, it was very rare that you would read about these things in the news - and now it almost feels like every couple of days you are hearing about hate groups and acts of prejudice and intolerance."

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