Orphan girl Heidi spends the happiest days of her childhood with her grandfather (Bruno Ganz), in the Swiss Alps. Together with her friend Peter, she tends to the goats and enjoys freedom in the mountains to the fullest. But when Heidi is taken to Frankfurt by her aunt, these carefree times come to an end as Heidi is placed under the supervision of a strict nanny and taught to read and write alongside a playmate, Klara. Although the two girls soon become friends, her longing for her beloved mountains and grandfather grows ever stronger and she yearns for home... Based on the worldwide bestselling novel, 'Heidi' is the film of the classic fairy tale that has enchanted generations.
A beautiful, fun little film. Cannot recommend it enough.
- Heidi review by RL
This is a beautifully made film based on the classic Swiss tale of the young girl Heidi. Maybe I'm going soft in my old age but it's one of the cutest films I've ever watched. The scenery is stunning, the story line is simple but entertaining, the score is actually pretty darn good and Heidi is as cute as a button. The only one downside is that the dubbing is sometimes ever so slightly forced for some of the characters but it's a tiny point that in no way detracts from what is really a fantastic film. Even better I imagine if you have children you can watch it with.