EN - In 2005, famous designer and architect Maarten van Severen dies, leaving an extraordinary collection of furniture and several fascinating architectural projects to his four talented young sons. As we follow the boys’ steps towards their promising futures, the tumultuous life of their father is reconstructed. When they are confronted with some of the same challenges as he was, it seems as though history is repeating itself.

NL - In 2005 sterft topdesigner en architect Maarten van Severen. Hij laat een van de meest bijzondere verzamelingen meubelontwerpen en architectuurprojecten ter wereld achter, maar ook vier jonge zonen die ieder een deel van zijn talenten en persoonlijkheid in zich meedragen. Terwijl we in het heden de stappen van de jongens volgen naar een veelbelovende toekomst, reconstrueren we het tumultueuze verleden van hun vader. Wanneer zijn zoons met dezelfde uitdagingen geconfronteerd worden als hun vader rijst de vraag of de geschiedenis zich zal herhalen.

FR - Quatre frères tentent de détacher leur propre destinée de l’ombre et des empreintes de leur père, Maarten van Severen, concepteur de meubles et architecte. L’héritage artistique les attire vers les mêmes choix et tentations.


Title Maarten van Severen: Addicted to Every Possibility
Original title Maarten van Severen: Addicted to Every Possibility
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Docs
Genre creative documentary
Year 2014
World première / first public presentation 2014-07-09


Photography Jules Debrock
Editing Axel Skovdal Roelofs, Tom Denoyette
Sound Evelien van der Molen
Music Jens Bouttery

Technical specs

Running time film 62'
Release format DCP
Other available formats Digital, HDCAM, ...
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format Surround/Stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Nederlands Filmfonds, Stimuleringsfonds Architectuur
Production partners LEV Pictures (NL)

New round of projects receive VAF support

The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) has approved funding for 21 projects: 13 documentaries, two animated shorts, four fiction shorts and two fiction features. The list includes projects such as Ilse Somer’s feature debut High Heels, Low Tide and Berlinale Shorts nominee Philip J. McGoldrick's Subaru, the second part of an intended trilogy. Works from both newcomers and regulars can be found under the supported documentaries.

Set photo of Ilse Somer's Weekend © Luc PeetersTwo documentaries received script support. Caroline Van Gastel can start writing Eye of the Gazelle (Serendipity Films), a film about women looking for a new life after having been victims of violence. Peter Van Goethem is to start working on Cargo Vie (Freshwater Films), a biographical doc about Pascal de Duve, a promising writer and philosopher who died from AIDS at the age of 29.

Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

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Producers Jules Debrock
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