Swiss Films on Wheels

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Tuesday, 23.10.2018 – Friday, 30.11.2018

Alp-Öhi, the grandfather of the Heidi film adaption is sitting in front of mountain backdrop, holding his arms around Heidi and Peter.
Heidi © Zodiac Pictures Ltd / Claussen + Putz Filmproduktion GMBH / Studiocanal Film GMBH Studiocanal GmbH

On the occasion of the 70 Years of Swiss-Indian Friendship, the best of children’s movies from Switzerland travelled through several states in Western and Southern India between March and May 2018. The bus now continues the second phase of its journey to travel through several cities in northern and eastern states in 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: Several cities in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Assam and other states (tbc)