EN - Two people meet again after more than 40 years. Once they were lovers but their lives took different paths: she married his best friend; he married another woman. Now, they are both single again and fall in love for a second time. Is it possible to experience a love you left 40 years ago?

NL - Twee mensen komen elkaar weer tegen na meer dan 50 jaar. Ooit waren ze geliefden, maar het leven liep anders. Zij trouwde met zijn beste vriend. Veertig jaar later zijn ze allebei weer single en zoeken ze elkaar weer op. Ze worden weer verliefd… Kan je weer aanknopen met het leven van veertig jaar eerder ? Het verhaal van een prachtige laatste liefde, die wordt beleefd met de intensiteit van een eerste.

FR - Deux personnes se rencontrent à nouveau après 50 ans. Il fut un temps où ils étaient amoureux mais la vie les a séparés. Elle s’est mariée avec son meilleur ami à lui. Cinquante ans plus tard, ils sont seuls à nouveau et cherchent à se revoir. Ils retombent amoureux… Peut-on renouer avec sa vie d’il y a cinquante ans ? L’histoire d’un magnifique dernier amour, vécu aussi intensément que le premier.


Title Behind The Clouds
Original title Achter de wolken
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre drama
Year 2016
World première / first public presentation 2016-02-04


Cast Chris Lomme, Jo De Meyere, Katelijne Verbeke, Charlotte De Bruyne, Lucas Van den Eynde
Photography Brecht Goyvaerts
Editing Philippe Ravoet
Sound God in Klankrijk
Art director Bart Van Loo
Costume Vanessa Evrard
Makeup Esther De Goey
Music Steve Willaert

Technical specs

Running time film 108'
Release format DCP
Aspect ratio 1:2.35
Sound format Dolby Digital
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)
Production partners Les Films du Fleuve (BE), SCIO Productions (BE)


2017: Palm Springs International Film Festival (US); Washington DC International Film Festival (US)

2016: Montreal World Film Festival (CA); Festival du Cinéma International en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (CA)


2017: First Feature Award - Washington DC International Film Festival (US)


  • Germany: Pandora Film Verleih (theatrical)
  • Switserland: Substance Film UG (theatrical)

Montreal presents Everybody Happy and Behind the Clouds

Nic Balthazar’s new feature film Everybody Happy had its world première at the Montreal World Film Festival (25 August-5 September). The Festival also hosted the international premiere of Behind the Clouds, a debut feature by Cecilia Verheyden.

Everybody HappyNic Balthazar is no stranger to Montreal, where his debut feature Ben X won no less than three awards in 2007. His third feature, starring Peter Van den Begin, Barbara Sarafian and Josse De Pauw, is a modern parable about a successful stand-up comedian who is wrestling with his own worst enemy: his own negativity.

Published on Tuesday 9 August 2016

Pandora acquires German rights to Behind the Clouds

Pandora Film Verleih has acquired German rights to Cecilia Verheyden’s feature debut Behind the Clouds from production company Eyeworks. A number of German distributors had shown strong interest in the film, which has sold 115,000 tickets on its home turf.

Behind The Clouds“We are pleased to be distributing Cecilia Verheyden’s wonderful first feature,” says Björn Hoffmann of Pandora. "All of us here fell instantly in love with the film. It’s very precise, highly emotional and has a subtle humour that makes it a real crowd-pleaser for an arthouse audience.

Published on Thursday 7 April 2016

Flanders Image presents "Talent 10 Watch" 2015

Autumn  2015 is set to become the busiest season ever for Flemish cinema. 10 Flemish filmmakers will present their first or second feature in the days, weeks and months to come. To celebrate their success, Flanders Image brought the 10 directors together for a photo shoot at Vilvoorde-based camera and lighting rental company Lites.

Ten to watchThe photo of the 10 filmmakers - available HERE (PSD) or HERE (JPEG) - is free of rights in HR/300dpi. (credit: Johan Jacobs/Flanders Image)

Published on Thursday 3 September 2015

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Director Cecilia Verheyden
Producers Peter Bouckaert
Writers Michaël De Cock

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