Swiss Films on Wheels

Friday, 05.10.2018 – Thursday, 11.10.2018

Heidi © Zodiac Pictures Ltd / Claussen + Putz Filmproduktion GMBH / Studiocanal Film GMBH Studiocanal GmbH

On occasion of the 70 Years of Swiss Indian Friendship, a special bus, spreading the message of friendship, understanding, respect and inclusiveness was launched on 6th March 2018 at the Embassy of Switzerland. The bus begins the second phase of its journey and travels through 16 states in Northern and Eastern India.

About the films:

Heidi directed by Alain Gsponer
Switzerland / Germany | 2015 | fiction | 111 min | December 2015 |original German with English subtitles

Heidi, a five-year-old orphan, is taken to live with her grumpy, outcast grandfather in the Swiss mountains. He briefly resents Heidi's arrival, but the girl's adorable personality soon earns his heart. Heidi’s happiness ends abruptly when her aunt Dete takes her to Frankfurt, where she is to help take care of a sickly child, Klara. Heidi, with faith, hope, and the stubbornness she inherited from her grandfather, knows that someday she will be reunited with him and the beloved people of the mountain's little village.

Ma Vie de Courgette (My Life as a Zucchini) by Claude Barras
Switzerland / France | 2016 | fiction | 66 min | May 2016 |original French with English subtitles

Zucchini is a rather unusual nickname for a 9-year-old boy, yet his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother’s sudden death, the kind police officer, Raymond, befriends Zucchini. He accompanies Zucchini to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first, Zucchini struggles to find his place in this strange, at times, hostile environment. Yet with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, he eventually learns to trust, finds true love and, at last, a new family of his own.

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Location: Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana (More states to be added in the coming weeks)