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Even Mice Belong in Heaven

OT: I mysi patrí do nebe

Denisa Grimmová, Jan Bubeníček // France, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakian Republic, 2021
Fiction Feature // FF2021



Age recommendation: 6 years and older.

ANIMATION Can a mouse and fox be friends? After an accident, Whizzy, a chaotic, cheeky little mouse meets the shy fox Whitebelly again in animal heaven. Here, the two natural enemies have to stick together as they get caught up in a series of adventures that they can only get through as a team. And in the end they have to stand up to their greatest fears. In so doing, they not only get to know themselves, but also the value of true friendship – all the things that can be done when you’re there for each other. But what awaits them at the end of their long journey?


JAN BUBENÍČEK (*1976) and DENISA GRIMMOVÁ (*1976) both studied at the Academy of Musical Arts (FAMU) in Prague. Since then they realized several short films specializing in cartoon and puppet animation.


Film Talk


I mysi patrí do nebe

Fiction Feature

Czech, English, French, Polish, Slovakian


France, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakian Republic


86 min

German overvoice

Denisa Grimmová, Jan Bubeníček

Alice Nellis, Richard Malatinský, based on the book by Iva Procházková

Stimmen/Voices: Marie Nonnenmacher, Vincent de Bouard, Jérôme Pauwels, Antoine Tomé, Boris Relhinger, David Krüger, Marie Bouvier, Benoît Allemane, Alexis Tomassian, Antonia de Rendinger, Patricia Marmoras, Loïc Guinguand

Vladimír Lhoták, Alexandre Charlet, Jonathan Hazan

Radek Loukota

David Titera, Viktor Ekrt

Vladimír Barák

Krzysztof A. Janczak

Jan Kurka, Denisa Grimmová


Les Films du Cygne; Fresh Films

Animoon (Grzegorz Wacławek, Piotr Szczepanowicz); CinemArt SK (Marek Jeníček, Tomáš Janísek)

Czech Television; Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma; DD Production; Barrandov Studio; EC1 Łódź

Apolline Rauche, Charades: festivals@charades.eu


ActionAnimationMemoriesFamily & RelationshipHumourAdolescenceChildhoodLiteratureFemale DirectorsAnimalsDeath & LossFather

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