Last October we posted an article about Terrence Malick’s new film about the life and death of Franz Jagerstatter. At that time the working title for the film was Radegund, the village in Austria which was home to Jagerstatter. The released film’s title is now A Hidden Life.
The film is being shown at the Cannes Festival this month and is one of the most eagerly anticipated screenings on the festival’s programme.
Jordan Raup writes about it here on the website of The Film Stage. His piece includes several images from the film.
He says, of it and the festival:
We’ll soon be sharing our most-anticipated films of Cannes Film Festival, which begins next week, but it’s safe to reveal that the premiere we’re most looking forward to is Terrence Malick’s A Hidden Life, formerly titled Radegund. Marking the director’s return to World War II dramas, this one takes a much different perspective than The Thin Red Line.
A Hidden Life follows Austria’s Franz Jägerstätter (August Diehl), a conscientious objector who was put to death at the age of 36 for undermining military actions. A set of new images have now been unveiled for the film also starring Valerie Pachner, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Jürgen Prochnow, as well as the late Michael Nyqvist and Bruno Ganz. Cannes also updated the initially stated three-hour runtime, which now clocks in at 173 minutes.