Van Osch Films


Project information

  • Length: 71 min
  • Format: HD
  • Language: Ned
  • Subtitles: Eng
  • Direction: Daan Jongbloed
  • Camera: Daan Jongbloed
  • Editing: Daan Jongbloed
  • Production: Frank van Osch, Matthijs Kösters
  • Production year: 2019
  • Funding: Provincie Noord-Brabant, Goud van Brabant, Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds, Abraham Tuschinski Fonds

The monks of Sint Agatha chose a life of celibacy in the monastery at a young age. In this small community they rarely speak about their unmarried life and sexual abstinence. In the documentary ‘Celibacy’ director Daan Jongbloed carefully tries to start the conversation about this taboo. In stilled observations and intriguing interviews about desires, struggles, doubts and loneliness, the documentary paints a vulnerable and honest picture of men who chose a life of celibacy.