Nominated for:Best Documentary

Film Info

Film Year: 2019

Film Duration: 71 min

Country: Netherlands

Language: Dutch


Daan Jongbloed

Film Category

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.