On occasion of the 70 Years of Swiss Indian Friendship, the Swiss representations in India bring the best of children’s movies from Switzerland to various regions in India. The films “Heidi” and “My Life as a Zucchini” will travel on a special bus and spread a message of friendship, understanding, respect and inclusiveness.
Join us for the tour launch with the screening of “Heidi” on 6th March 2018 at 6.30 pm at the Embassy of Switzerland, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
Register for the screening. Photo ID compulsory at entry. Entry free.
7th to 15th March: Rolling through the cities of Jaipur, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Baroda, Nashik and Mumbai. For details, visit this page closer to the date.
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About the films:
Heidi directed by Alain Gsponer
Switzerland / Germany | 2015 | fiction | 105 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. Know more
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, Zucchini is befriended by the kind police officer Raymond, who 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 new found friends, he eventually learns to trust, finds true love and, at last, a new family of his own. Know more