FILMS 2016

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Heidi ©Studiocanal GmbH Photographer Walter Wehner
Heidi
Heidi

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT // 110 Min. // 2015 // All // Australian Premiere
DIRECTOR/SCREENPLAY: Alain Gsponer
CAST: Bruno Ganz, Anuk Steffen, Katharina Schüttler, Jella Haase, Peter Lohmeyer, Hannelore Hoger, Quirin Agrippi
LANGUAGE: Swiss German and German with English subtitles
A huge hit with audiences and critics, this new adaptation puts the mud back into the Alpine pastures of Johanna Spyri’s classic novel. Our heroine Heidi is sent to live with her cantankerous grandfather in the mountains of Switzerland after the death of her parents only to have her world turn upside-down once more, when she is dispatched to Frankfurt by her aunt. As he tells the story of Heidi, director Alain Gsponer allows us to see the hardships of nineteenth-century life, whilst simultaneously experiencing the fresh air and magical landscape of the Swiss mountains. Heidi is Gsponser’s second adaptation of the classic, following his 1998 satirical animation based on the same story. It earned him his first award, the German Film Award in the category Best Children’s Feature.

Jella Haase is a guest of the Film Fest.
www.heidi.studiocanal.de
Screening in:
Sydney
Thursday 17 November
Palace Norton Street

7:30 pm

Sunday 20 November
Palace Norton Street

11:00 am

Sunday 27 November
Palace Norton Street

11:00 am

Melbourne
Tuesday 22 November
Palace Cinema Como

7:30 pm

Saturday 26 November - Q&A -
Palace Cinema Como

11 am

Sunday 27 November
Palace Cinema Como

11:00 am

Brisbane
Sunday 27 November
Palace Barracks

11:00 am

Monday 28 November - Q&A -
Palace Barracks

1:00 pm

Canberra
Sunday 27 November
Palace Electric Cinema

11:00 am


AWARDS: German Film Award 2016 (Best Children’s Feature)

QUOTES FROM CRITICS:
"...a brilliant new version by director Alain Gsponer which does more than just confirm the fact that the Heidi story is still universally captivating in the 21st century." Becky Tan, Kino Critics