Heaven Reaches Down To Earth

Heaven Reaches Down To Earth

Directed by Tebogo Malebogo

Genre Fiction
Country South Africa
Year 2020
Length 10
Formats DCP
Sound 5.1
Version English subtitles


After Tau comes to a realization about their sexuality, it sets in motion a cascade of thoughts and emotions in Tumelo - nothing will ever be the same between them.


taboos, desire, sexuality, nature, homosexuality, quest, LGBTQ


Tebogo Malebogo is a South African director. His first short, Mthunzi (2019), premiered at Locarno and New York Film Festival. It was awarded the Special Jury Award at AFI Fest. His sophomore short, Heaven Reaches Down to Earth (2020), screened at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Chicago International Film Festival.


Thapelo Maropefela
Sizo Mahlangu



Petrus van Staden (Vanishing Elephant)


Tebogo Malebogo


Jason Prins

EDITING Petrus van Staden
Sound Frank David
Music Elu Eboka, Evan S. Roth


New Directors/New Films | 2021 | Official Competition
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur | 2020 | Official Competition
Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival | 2021 | Official Competition
Tampere | 2021 | Official Competition
Chicago International Film Festival | 2020 | Official Competition

Flickerfest | 2021 | Official Competition
Reykjavík International Film Festival | 2020 | Official Competition
Hamptons IFF | 2020 | Official Competition
Glasgow Short Film Festival | 2021 | Official Competition
Dresden International Shortfest | 2021 | Official Competition
Wicked Queer : The Boston LGBT Film Festival | 2021 | Official Competition
Festival du Nouveau Cinéma | 2021 | Official Competition
Inside Out LGBT Film Festival | 2021 | Official Competition