La Vie de Jean-Marie



166 minutes
La Vie de Jean-Marie is a bold vérité documentary, a feel-good portrait of a sprightly 75-year-old priest who tends to 20+ villages in the idyllic Pyrénées-Orientales. Jean-Marie candidly shares his life-story, from the woes of rejected love in his youth to becoming a man of the cloth; though perhaps he is more a gardener who also conducts masses than a pastor who also works in his garden. With simplicity, humor and openness, Jean-Marie offers compelling insight into a life of commitment and love.


Peter Van Houten


Peter Van Houten


Jean-Marie Raaijmakers, Marie-Claire Battle, Chantal


Flemish, French

Awards & Festivals:

Winner, Audience Award, IFFR Rotterdam; Festival du Nouveau Cinéma; Nederlands