Terrence Malick, Alex Gibney Films Join AFI Fest 2019 Lineup

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'A Hidden Life'

The American Film Institute on Tuesday unveiled its world cinema and documentary sidebar offerings.

Terrence Malick's historical drama A Hidden Life and Alex Gibney's Citizen K have been added to the AFI Fest 2019 lineup as the American Film Institute on Tuesday unveiled its world cinema and documentary sidebar offerings for the November event.

Malick's latest film, which bowed at Cannes, tells the true story of Franz Jagerstatter, an Austrian conscientious objector during World War II, while Gibney's Citizen K traces the rise and fall of oligarch-turned-dissident exile Mikhail Khodorkovsky in a portrait of Putin's Russia.

The two films join the previously announced festival opener Queen & Slim, a crime thriller from Lena Waithe and Melina Matsoukas, and such titles as Clint Eastwood's Richard Jewell and The Banker, an Apple drama starring Samuel L. Jackson.

The latest additions in the world cinema section include five international feature film Oscar contenders, including Sweden's And Then We Danced from Levan Akin; Canada's Antigone from Sophie Deraspe; and Italy's The Traitor from Marco Bellocchio.

The world cinema section will also screen Quentin Dupieux's Deerskin, starring Jean Dujardin; Angela Schanelec's I Was at Home, But..., which earned best director honors at this year's Berlin International Film Festival; and Alice Winocour's Proxima, which stars Eva Green, Matt Dillon and Lars Eidinger.

Also headed to AFI Fest is Hirokazu Kore-eda's Palme d'Or winner The Truth and Mahnaz Mohammadi's Iranian drama Son-Mother. The documentary section also has booked such festival-circuit favorites as Barbara Kopple's Desert One, Eva Orner's Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator and Dror Moreh's The Human Factor.

This year's AFI Fest is set to run Nov. 14-21 in Los Angeles. The full festival lineup and schedule will be unveiled later this month.