Languages Archives: Swiss-German

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A Piece of Sky Drii Winter

  Michael Koch

  Switzerland, Germany     136 minutes

Synopsis

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?

 Swiss-German with subtitles 

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This film contains a potentially disturbing sexual situation.

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Screenings & Events

Screening

Sun, Oct 16 @ 7:15pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Special Guests*: Producer Christof Neracher
*Subject to change

Screening

Mon, Oct 17 @ 7:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Special Guests*: Producer Christof Neracher
*Subject to change

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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
  •   https://neweuropefilmsales.com/movies/a-piece-of-sky/

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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Als Hitler das rosa Kaninchen stahl

  Caroline Link

  Germany      2019    

Synopsis

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

Screenings & Events

In-Person Screening

Tue, May 24 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark St, Chicago

Free tickets available to claim starting May 9 or available at the door (subject to availability).

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

Q&A presented by: Logo: Citi 161x100

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Of Fish and Men Von Fischen und Menschen

  Stefanie Klemm

  Switzerland 89 minutes

Watch Info

  Virtual SOLD OUT

Available to stream Oct 14-25 in the United States.

Virtual Events

Livestream Filmmaker Q&A:

With director Stefanie Klemm and producer Sereina Gabathuler

Synopsis

World premiere

In the lush Swiss countryside, single mom Judith is raising her young daughter Milla while running the family fish farm with the help of worker and friend Gabriel. The three live and labor quietly in their peaceful corner of the world. When the unexpected arrival of Gabriel’s brother threatens that tranquility, the specter of impending disaster casts a shadow over their pastoral life. When the devastation comes, it’s chilling. This taut thriller poses provocative questions about the weight of guilt, the complexity of forgiveness, and the price of redemption.

 Swiss-German with subtitles 

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Women in Cinema Program Sponsor

John and Jacolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation