EN - Eva is always ready to save the world. Solid as a rock, she’s there for her teenage niece, her quarrelling parents and her besotted sister – all the time. She is a champion of giving, except toherself. Indeed behind her wide smile and immense empathy lurks a growing, gnawing loneliness. In Many Heavens, five people are more at odds with themselves than with each other, navigating an existence that is simultaneously ridiculously beautiful and terribly tricky. A film about obstacles that grow into mountains and having the courage to choose your own happiness.


Title Many Heavens
Original title Vele hemels
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Features
Genre drama
Year 2017
World première / first public presentation 2017-11-07


Cast Brit Van Hoof, Viviane De Muynck, Sara De Roo, Koen De Graeve, Herman Gillis, Peter Seynaeve
Photography Stijn Van Der Veken
Editing Joris Brouwers
Sound Peter Flamman
Art director Bart Van Loo
Costume Charlotte Willems
Makeup Mariel Hoevenaars
Music Spinvis
Executive producer Dimitri Verbeeck

Technical specs

Running time film 120'
Release format DCP
Other available formats ProRes
Aspect ratio 1:2.39
Sound format 5.1
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Screen Flanders, City of Antwerp, Dutch Film Fund, Dutch Production Incentive, Creative Europe Media
Production partners Submarine (NL)


2018: Cinequest Film & VR Festival (US)

2017: Abitibi Film Festival (CA)


2017: Public Price - Hoornse Filmdagen (NL)

Cinequest presents six from Flanders

Five film productions and a VR project from Flanders have been selected for the Cinequest Film & VR Festival in San Jose, California (27 Feb –11 March).

Many HeavensJan Matthys’ Many Heavens has been selected for Cinequest’s main line-up, the Dramatic Feature Competition, while Hilde Van Mieghem’s Speechless and Nathalie Basteyns’ and Kaat Beels’ Facades will be competing for the Global Vision Award.

Published on Friday 26 January 2018

Flanders Image unveils CONNeXT’s full film line-up

Flanders Image has unveiled the full line-up of features to be presented — either in full, as a work in progress or as a pitch — at the second outing of its invitation-only networking event CONNeXT (8-11 October). Among the titles is new work from established filmmakers, including Oscar®-nominated directors Stijn Coninx, Dominique Deruddere and Michaël R. Roskam, as well as projects from a number of exciting up-and-coming filmmakers.

CONNeXT 17At CONNeXT, festival curators, sales agents and buyers are offered a chance to get a glimpse of what is coming up in 2018 and beyond.

Published on Monday 4 September 2017

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Short info

Director Jan Matthys
Producers Frank Van Passel, Helena Vlogaert
Writers Griet Op De Beeck

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