Beyond the Horizon

    All titles (3)
    Feature Film | 2018-2019 | Coming of Age, Period | Belgium, Switzerland

    Shooting data

    LocationsMacédoine et Belgique
    Filming regionsBelgium, Macedonia

    Project data



    Brief synopsis

    Summer 1976. Europe is undergoing a relentless heatwave and one of the worst droughts in its history. On his parents' farm, Gus (13) spends his vacation reading comic books, helping his father who has invested his entire savings in a modern battery henhouse, and running free with Mado, the wild child from the village. But slowly around him, his reassuring and familiar universe starts to crack under the heat... His mother, always a tender and gentle presence, begins drifting away, spending more and more time with the mesmerizing Cécile, while his father finds himself alone to fight the ravage of the drought. Witnessing the destruction of his nuclear family, traditional farming and patriarchy, Gus has to grow up fast and quickly leave behind the innocence of his childhood...



    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Laetitia CastaNicole [L]
    Luc BruchezGus [L]
    Thibaut EvrardJean [L]
    Clémence PoésyCécile [L]
    Fred HotierRudy [SR]
    Patrick DescampsAnnibal [SR]
    Lisa HarderLéa [SR]
    Sasha Gravat HarschMado [SR]


    1st ADAlexandra Gayzal
    ColoristVeerle Zeelmaeckers
    Director of photographyChristophe Beaucarne
    Casting directorMichaël Bier
    Costume designerGeneviève Maulini
    DirectorDelphine Lehericey
    EditorÉmilie Morier
    GafferBruno Verstraete
    ComposerNicolas Rabaeus
    ProducerElena Tatti
    Box productions
    Box productions
    ProducerSébastien Delloye
    Entre Chien et Loup
    Entre Chien et Loup
    ProducerÉlodie Brunner
    Production designerIvan Niclass
    Production managerChristelle Michel
    ScreenwriterJoanne Giger
    Literary sourceRoland Büti
    Roman 'Le Milieu de l'horizon'
    Roman 'Le Milieu de l'horizon'
    Production sound mixerFrançois Musy
    Sound re-recording mixerFranco Piscopo
    Sound editorFrançois Musy
    Adr recordistRolf Manzei
    Adr mixerRolf Manzei

    Production companies

    Box Productions [ch]
    Entre Chien et Loup [be]

    Distributing companies

    Be for Films [be]
    International Sales
    International Sales
    Outplay [fr]
    2021, France
    2021, France


    Finance/Law/InsuranceScreen.Brussels Fund
    capital support
    capital support


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Delphine Lehericey2020Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Bester SpielfilmWinner
    Delphine Lehericey2020Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Bester SpielfilmNominated
    Nicolas Rabaeus2020Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Beste FilmmusikNominated
    Joanne Giger2020Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Bestes DrehbuchWinner
    Joanne Giger2020Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Bestes DrehbuchNominated
    Émilie Morier2020Edimotion Festival [de]Editing price feature filmNominated
    Luc Bruchez2020Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Bester DarstellerNominated


    2020SwitzerlandSolothurner FilmtageNominiert für Prix du Public
    2019BelgiumFIFF Namur (Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur)
    2019SpainSan Sebastián Film Festival (SSIFF)New Directors


    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    First showingGermany3satSaturday, 12/02/2022, 11.00 PM


    Theatre releaseBelgiumWednesday, 03/11/2021
    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 20/10/2021
    Theatre releaseSwitzerlandWednesday, 02/10/2019
    PremiereThursday, 26/09/2019San Sebastian Film Festival [es]