The story of the orphan child Heidi who lives with her grumpy old
grandfather high up in the idyllic Swiss Alps had been a world wide
success ever since its first publication in 1880. Many generations grew
up with the characters of “Alpöhi” and the
“Goatpeter” and were touched by Heidi's sad yet beautiful
The author asks adults to tell us the story of Heidi from their memory.
As they do we hear different versions telling us as much about the
story itself as about the different recollections of their childhood.
The film takes us along on a nostalgic journey through the Alps
in search for something that only exists in our minds and our memory:
© Minsu Park
The film was shot in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Director of Photography was Thomas Plenert, camera assistent: Minsu Park, sound engeneers:
Magnus Pflüger, Claudia Leder, assistent director: Johanna P. Maier, line producer: Johannes Schubert.
A coproduction of if... productions and Munich University for Television and Film, supported by FFF Bayern and the friends' association of Munich University for Television and Film.
Festival screenings at Duisburger Filmwoche 2012, Trento Film Festival Italy 2013, Underdox - Festival für Dokument und Experiment Munich 2013.