Kees Fens, Heir to an Empty Heaven

Documentary about literary critic and essayist Kees Fens (1929-2008). 

Kees Fens was a widely regarded and admired literary critic and essayist. For decades, Fen's literature reviews in De Volkskrant were leading for book lovers. His last review appeared in 1977, but until his death on June 14, he still wrote weekly idiosyncratic, sharp and loving pieces about music, faith, architecture and the visual arts. Fens was emiritus professor of modern literature and received the PC Hooft Prize in 1990 for his entire oeuvre. Music, literature, creed and architecture are pillars under the work and life of Kees Fens. Hans Keller's film bears witness to this.

Directed by: Hans Keller
Camera: Erik van Empel
Sound: Bert van den Dungen
Editing: Martin de Vries
Producer: René Mendel / Interakt