In HEIDI (2015), with no warning, Aunt Dete (Anna Schinz) drops her niece, 8-year-old orphaned Heidi (a delightful Anuk Steffen), at the isolated, rough log cabin mountain home of her reluctant grandfather (Bruno Ganz). The old man, held in contempt and fear by nearby villagers, is furious and orders them away. But Dete persists, abandoning the little girl. Befriending Peter (Quirrin Agrippi), a young goatherd, Heidi learns to love the austere alpine life and soon wins the hearts of her grandfather and the villagers. Months later, Aunt Dete returns. Filled with remorse at leaving Heidi behind, the woman has secured a new place for the girl as companion to a wheelchair-bound Klara (Isabelle Ottmann), daughter of a wealthy widowed Frankfurt businessman in their lavish home. Heidi, despite being unable to read or write and ignorant of the many niceties and manners necessary in such an environment, once again wins over the household staff with her spirited nature. Klara adores her, and the two become great allies. Only Klara's governess, the uptight Fraulein Rottenmeier (Katharina Schuttler), who runs the home during the owner's long absences, mistreats her new charge. Still, Heidi, once again deposited in an unfamiliar place without a choice, grows more and more homesick, hoping for even a glimpse of the mountains she left behind. In a stroke of good fortune, Heidi's unhappiness comes to the attention of another grandparent, Klara's caring, compassionate Grandmother Sesemann (Hannalore Hoger). With the good woman's help, Heidi is able to return to her true home and, in the process, bring joy, hope, and even a little magic to everyone involved.