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A Piece of Sky Drii Winter

  Michael Koch

  Switzerland, Germany     136 minutes


A moving meditation on the patient nature of enduring love, A Piece of Sky tells the deeply human story of Marco and Anna. Marco, a man of few words distinct for his enormous size, takes a job as a farmhand in an idyllic village deep in the Swiss Alps. There, he meets Anna, a local dreamer with a daughter from a previous relationship. Against the backdrop of an ever-changing mountain landscape, a deep and powerful love blossoms between them—but Marco’s increasingly erratic behavior threatens their happiness. Is he losing control?


58th Chicago International Film Festival Roger Ebert Award. Learn more…

 Swiss-German with subtitles 

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This film contains a potentially disturbing sexual situation.

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Film Credits

  •   Christof Neracher
  •   Michael Koch
  •   Florian Riegel
  •   Sara Giancane
  •   Armin Dierolf
  •   Michèle Brand, Simon Wisler, Elin Zgraggen, Daniela Barmettler
  •   Tobias Koch
  •   Tobias Koch, Jannik Giger
  •   Hugofilm Features

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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl

  Caroline Link

  Germany      2019    


In this sensitive adaptation of Judith Kerr’s internationally acclaimed autobiographical classic, nine-year-old Anna finds the world shift dramatically around her in 1933 Berlin. When her father, a high-profile Jewish theater critic, abruptly flees to Zurich to escape the Nazis, the family scrambles to follow, leaving everything and everyone behind⁠—from a beloved nanny and friends to cherished toys. A new life filled with challenges and privations, met with persistence and triumphs, lies ahead.

 English, French, German, Swiss-German with subtitles 
  119 minutes

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Post-Screening Discussion

Post-screening discussion with Prof. Sara Hall, Associate Professor of Germanic Studies, Chair of the Minor in Moving Image Arts, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois Chicago

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