Heidi’s aunt returns the following
summer to take Heidi with her to the big city, Heidi is reluctant to go
with her and Grandfather is angry to see his new found ‘family’ broken
up. But the aunt is adamant that Heidi will go with her since she has
promised Heidi as a companion to a sick child named Clara (Jessica
Claridge) from a wealthy family with whom the aunt is currying favour.
Heidi adapts well to her new ‘family’ despite the stern regime run by
the housekeeper, Miss Rottenmeier (Geraldine Chaplin). But after some
months, Heidi becomes homesick for the high mountains and her
Grandfather. Despite her magical effect on Clara and her family, Heidi
is to be returned to her Alpine home on doctor’s advice. She bids
farewell to her devoted companion but when she returns ‘home’
Grandfather is still nursing his wounded feelings from when Heidi left.
Gradually he melts and accepts Heidi back into his home. Heidi and her
Grandfather are delighted when they receive a letter from Clara saying
that the entire household will pay them a visit in the mountains in the
coming summer. The visit proves most therapeutic for Clara, and Heidi
feels that, at last, she has united her two families.
- Emma Bolger – for the role of Heidi (“In America”, “Intermission”).
- Max Von Sydow – for the role of Grandfather (“Minority Report”, “Snow
Falling on Cedars”, “The Exorcist”).
- Geraldine Chaplin – as Miss Rottenmeier (Uwe Boll’s "Bloodrayne",
Jean-Marc Barr’s "Without Love", "A Christmas Carol", "Ghost of
Christmas Future" "The Bridge of San Luis Rey", "Hable con Ella", …)
- Diana Rigg ("Avengers, The", "Charles II: The Power & the
Passion", "A Good Man in Africa")
- Jessica Claridge –for the role of Clara(“Five Children and It”)
Writer: Brian Finch
(“Goodnight Mr. Tom”, “Back Home”)
Director: Paul Marcus (“Imperium: Nero”, “The Magic Act”,
“The Break Up”).
- Martyn Auty (“A Foreign Field”, “Soul Survivors”,
- Christopher Figg (“Greyfriars Bobby”, “The Truth About Love”, “Red
Dwarf”, “Dog Soldiers”, “Hellraiser I, II & III”, “Fast Sofa”,
Michael Heuser (“Ku*”, “Outlanders”, “Kart Racer”, “Hurlyburly”, “Fast
U.S. Distribution: Warner Bros.
Completed / Screening: Olympia 3,
May 18 at 18:00
HEIDI qualifies as a “European Work”.
(credits not contractual)