Le Ciel Flamand


Director: Peter Monsaert
Writer: Peter Monsaert
Cast: Wim Willaert, Sara Vertongen, Esra Vandenbussche, Ingrid De Vos, Isabelle Van Hecke, Tom Ternest, Naima Rodric, Mathias Sercu, Serge Larivière
Producer: Lunanime
DOP: David Williamson
Editor: Alain Dessauvage
Soundtrack: Frederik Van de Moortel (based on recordings by Bert Dockx)


Le Ciel Flamand zooms in on the lives of three generations of women. Monique and her daughter Sylvie run a brothel on the border of West Flanders and France. Eline, Sylvie’s six-year-old daughter, is fascinated by the mysterious workplace of her mother and grandmother, but she is never allowed inside.

A dramatic event turns their lives upside down and the family ties are put under pressure.

Le Ciel Flamand is the second feature by Peter Monsaert, director of the internationally acclaimed Offline.


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With the support of:



Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Screen Flanders, Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA (European Union), Telenet STAP, Province East-Flanders, Belgian Tax Shelter


Festival selections:

  • Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2016 (Discovery)
  • San Sebastian 2016 (New directors)
  • BFI London Film Festival 2016
  • IFF Rotterdam 2017
  • Goteborg IFF 2017
  • Cinequest IFF 2017
  • Festival international du film d’Aubagne 2017- Compétition Long Métrage, Prix du Meuilleur Film



Director:  Peter Monsaert
Screenplay: Peter Monsaert, Dominique Willaert, Tom Dupont
Cast: Anemone Valcke, Wim Willaert, Mourade Zeguendi, Patricia Goemaere, Robrecht Vanden Thoren, Margriet Bruggeman
Production company: Lunanime in coproduction with Victoria Deluxe and VRT
Producers: Annemie Degryse, Jan De Clercq, Alexander Vandeputte
Co-producer: Dominique Willaert
Soundtrack: Triggerfinger


After seven years in prison, Rudy Vandekerckhove has set himself two clear objectives: get back to work as a washing machine repairman, and – more importantly – become reconciled with the family he had left behind. But despite the help and support of Denise, a retired hairdresser, and his friend Rachid, his plans fail.
Just when a reunion eventually comes within sight, the past gets the upper hand again, and Rudy has to take the toughest decision of his life.


Running time:

With the support of:

Dutch and French
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), City of Ghent, Sabam, Lumière, Belgian Tax Shelter



Festival selections for OFFLINE:

Ghent International Film Festival, Valladolid International Film Festival 2012, Festival International du Film d’Amiens 2012, Festival International du Film d’Aubagne 2013, Cinequest Film Festival Californië 2013, Emden International Film Festival 2013, Festroia International Film Festival Setúbal 2013, Saint Petersburg International Film Festival 2013, Festival de Cine Internacional de Ourense 2013, …

Awards for OFFLINE:

Best Actress (Anemone Valcke) & Best Actor (Wim Willaert) & Best Feature Film & Best Film (Amiens), Scénario (Peter Monsaert, Dominique Willaert, Tom Dupont) (Aubagne), Best Director (Peter Monsaert) (Sint-Petersburg), Best Director (Peter Monsaert) (Ourense), Jury Special Prize – First Works Section Best Feature Film (Festróia), …

  • Cinequest Film Festival, California, USA, 2013
  • Emden International Film Festival, Germany, 2013
  • Festroia International Film Festival, Portugal, 2013
    • Award: Best Debut
  • Saint Petersburg International Film Festival, Russia, 2013
    • Award: Best Director
  • Festival de Cine Internacional de Ourense, Spain, 2013
    • Awards : Audience Award, Best Director