EVEN MICE BELONG IN HEAVEN by Jan Bubeniček et Denisa Grimmová

Synopsis : A film about two mortal enemies - a little mouse and a fox, who after an unfortunate accident, meet in animal heaven. They lose their natural instincts and become best friends.

The film Even Mice Belong in Heaven is about hope, a quest for love and courage, and about overcoming prejudices and old pains.  It is a story about two outsiders, who do not conform to their environment and pass thorough their World a little differently than one might expect  - always being late everywhere, using backdoors and a little luck, often not according to rules. And maybe that is why, in the entire Universe, they have met each other, although in the beginning, it was not their intention, at all.  By combining their very different personalities and ways of thinking, they are able to overcome tremendous obstacles and handle situations that might have been considered already lost.  Although, each one of them alone is very vulnerable, when holding their paws, they are able to move the entire World, as well as Heaven, and even change to laws of nature.Their wish to stay together after they return to earth comes true, but they are reborn into opposite roles. Thanks to the power of friendship they can even overcome what seems to be impossible.


Career and Selections

. MIFA Annecy 2014
. Eurimages Price at the Cinekid Forum 2014 in Amsterdam
. Cartoon Movie 2016 in Lyon
. Financing Forum in Malmo 2016
. Cartoon Connection in Montréal 2016
. Annecy goes to Cannes 2017
. Work In Progress Feature Annecy 2019

In coproduction with Fresh Films (Czech Republic), Animoon (Poland) and Cinemart SK (Slovakia), production September 2018. With the support of Auvergne-Rhône Alpes Cinéma, Grand-Est, PACA and Eurimages. 

Distribution : Gebeka Films (France), Cinemart (République Tchèque et Slovaquie)
Broadcasting : Ceska televize (République Tchèque)
International Sales : Charades


Duration : 75-80 minutes

Based on a novel by Iva Procházková (Magnesia Litera Price)     


Screenplay : Alice Nellis, Denisa Grimmová & Richard Malatinský

Directors :
Denisa Grimmová                                                                                                           &      Jan Bubeníček

Animation Technology  : Stopmotion puppet animation combined with CGI and 3D animation