Van Osch Films


  • Length: 71 min
  • Language: Ned
  • Subtitles: Eng
  • Direction: Daan Jongbloed
  • Camera: Daan Jongbloed
  • Production: Frank van Osch, Matthijs Kösters

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.

The film premiered at the Netherlands Film Festival in 2019 and is shown in several film theatres.

Celibacy premiered at the 29th of september 2019 at the Nederlands Film Festival.