A Hidden Life


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, Jan 24 3:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, Jan 25 3:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Jan 27 3:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, Jan 29 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Thu, Jan 30 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2019
Run Time:173 minutes
Production Country:Germany, USA
Original Language:German, English, Italian
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Terrence Malick
Cast:August Diehl
Valerie Pachner
Maria Simon
Tobias Moretti
Bruno Ganz
Matthias Schoenaerts


Based on real events, from writer-director Terrence Malick, “A Hidden Life” is the story of an unsung hero, Franz Jägerstätter, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II. When the Austrian peasant farmer is faced with the threat of execution for treason, it is his unwavering faith and his love for his wife Fani and children that keep his spirit alive.

The relationship between Franz and his wife Fani endures. The film portrays their bond as deeply as Franz’s devotion to his cause. At every turn Fani is there for Franz — strong, unfaltering and supportive of his path while raising their daughters and running the farm alone.

Malick’s film draws on actual letters exchanged between Franz and Fani while Jägerstätter was in prison. The story was little known outside of St. Radegund, and might never have been discovered, were it not for the research of Gordon Zahn, an American who visited the village in the 1970s.

“A Hidden Life” is an extraordinary, enduring love story that investigates human reactions and motivations and just how far people will push for their beliefs and conscience. Ultimately, it is a timeless story of devotion, love and forgiveness writ large.

Written and Directed by Terrence Malick, the film stars August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Maria Simon, Tobias Moretti, Bruno Ganz, Matthias Schoenaerts, Karin Neuhäuser and Ulrich Matthes.

“Cinema at its mightiest and holiest. A movie you enter, like a cathedral of the senses.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety

“An extraordinarily beautiful, intensely romantic work of art. This movie would speak forcefully in any language.” – Justin Change, Los Angeles Times