A Piece of Sky

Drii Winter

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

In a remote Alpine village isolated from the outside world, young love is put to the test. Anna comes from the village and has a daughter from an earlier relationship, while Marco is an outsider from the flatlands hired by the mountain farmers to work the rugged land. Together they experience the joy of new love and the closeness of family. But when Marco suddenly starts losing control over his impulses and behaving erratically, a new tension rises in the community. Through the changing seasons and the harshness of life, Anna fights to preserve a love she believes can outshine even death.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Michael Koch
Script: Michael Koch
Cinematography: Armin Dierolf
Editing: Florian Riegel
Sound: Tobias Koch
Music: Tobias Koch, Jannik Giger
Actors: Michèle Brand, Simon Wisler, Elin Zgraggen, Daniela Barmettler, Josef Aschwanden
Production: Hugofilm Features
Producers: Christof Neracher
Co-production: Pandora Film Produktion, Swiss Radio and Television, SRG SSR, Arte
Co-producers: Claudia Steffen, Christoph Friedel
Costumes: Sara Giancane
Production Design: Sara Giancane
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Switzerland
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 136΄
Contact: New Europe Film Sales
Awards/Distinctions: Special Mention – Berlin IFF 2022, TRT Award – Karlovy Vary IFF 2021

Michael Koch

Born in Lucerne (Switzerland) in 1982. From 2003–2008, he studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. His short films have been shown at over 100 international film festivals and won several awards. His graduation film Polar received a Special Mention at Berlinale 2009 and won the German Camera Award as well as the German Short Film Award. His debut feature film Marija had its world premiere in Competition at the International Filmfestival Locarno 2016. The film was internationally screened at several festivals such as Toronto, Busan, Angers, and Gothenburg, winning numerous national and international prizes. A Piece of Sky is his second feature film.


2006 Beckenrand (short)
2009 Polar (short)
2016 Marija
2022 A Piece of Sky