HEIDI
HEIDI
2015, 105 min, Germany, Dir: Alain Gsponer

Johanna Spyri’s classic novel returns to the screen for a new generation in this German and Bavarian Film Award winner for Best Children’s Film. Sent to live with her gruff and solitary grandfather (Bruno Ganz) in the Swiss Alps, young orphan Heidi (Anuk Steffen) eventually wins the old man over. But just as Heidi grows to love her new home, she is taken away to Frankfurt to serve as a companion to a wealthy, wheelchair-bound girl (Isabelle Ottmann). Gorgeous Alpine vistas are contrasted with authentic depictions of era, underlining Heidi’s resilience and ingenuity in the face of bleak circumstances - this is a timeless story of remaining true to yourself, no matter where you might be.


MAX ROSE
2013, Paladin, 83 min, Dir: Daniel Noah

Professional pianist Max Rose (Jerry Lewis) takes pride in his long career but even greater joy in his marriage to Eva (Claire Bloom). He is devastated when she dies – and torn by doubt when he discovers an intimate gift from another man among her effects. Kevin Pollak, Mort Sahl and Dean Stockwell costar in this beautiful story of lifelong love, which features a score by Morgan Z. Whirledge and the song "Hurry Home" by Michel Legrand and Alan & Marilyn Bergman.


STARDUST
2007, Paramount, 127 min, Dir: Matthew Vaughn

This enchanting adaptation of the Neil Gaiman novel is one to put alongside THE PRINCESS BRIDE as a fantasy classic. To prove his love, Tristan Thorn (Charlie Cox) travels through a portal from his English village to the magical kingdom of Stormhold to retrieve a falling star. He discovers that the star has taken the form of the beautiful Yvaine (Claire Danes) – who is being pursued by a trio of witches and the heirs to the Stormhold throne. Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Peter O’Toole and others provide top-notch support.


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