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How ‘Jojo Rabbit’ DP Minhai Malaimaire Uses Color to Create Perspective

20 December 2019

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How ‘Jojo Rabbit’ DP Minhai Malaimaire Uses Color to Create Perspective

Perspective. It’s a subject frequently discussed at No Film School. Having a unique one through which you tell your story can make all the difference.

In Jojo Rabbit, writer-director Taika Waititi explores World War II through the eyes of a 10-year old German boy named Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis). Jojo is completely infatuated with all things Nazi – so much so, he has an imaginary friend in Adolf Hitler (played by the Waititi himself).

Rooted in Christine Leunen’s book “Caging Skies,” the adapted screenplay takes place near the end of the war. Jojo lives with his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) who happens to be hiding a Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) inside their home. After finding her, Jojo is torn between his devotion to Hitler and the courage to open his mind.

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Photo Credit: Film still from ‘Jojo Rabbit’; Fox Searchlight Pictures

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