Jean Vanier, the Sacrament of Tenderness
finally available on DVD and VOD!

23 octobre 2019

You were waiting for it, here it is! The film Jean Vanier, the Sacrament of Tenderness is finally available on DVD and in video on demand, after an exceptional movie presence with 7 months in movie theaters in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, and a total so far of some 53,000 viewers. This is a record. And it is well-deserved, because this film, which highlights Jean Vanier’s compassion and his fight for a more inclusive and more humane society, shows how this great man, literally and figuratively, challenged taboos and got personally involved to enable people with intellectual disabilities to live with dignity. Until his last breath, Jean remained convinced of the need to convey his message of peace and love to as many people as possible. And when Frédérique Bedos showed that she would be faithful to his message, he then entrusted her with the task of making his voice resonate for a long time.




935b1661-1be1-4346-bc22-1baf562a8f21▶ Box – limited edition
A perfect gift for others… And for yourself… 

DVD 1 : the full feature version (1h33)

DVD 2 : More than 2 hours’ bonus: Several conferences, interviews, testimonials about Jean Vanier, the film and associations supporting people with disabilities. With the director Frédérique Bedos, who delivers us some secrets of the shooting, but also the participation of many other personalities.

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▶ Video on Demand (VoD).
for those who want to see the movie right away

Watch it online!

A film acclaimed by the public and the press


A powerful film that will grab you, and a great man who inspires respect. handicap.fr

A magnificent moment with the founder of the l’Arche homes. Le Figaro

From Calcutta to Bethlehem, this powerful footage conveys the ecumenical message of an exceptional man. Télérama

This testimony, filmed by the warm and inspired camera of Frédérique Bedos, is as captivating as an exciting adventure. FigaroScope


Jean Vanier, an Imagine Hero


e65afc11-3e5d-44f6-be20-474faf69a585In 2010, when Frédérique Bedos created The Imagine Project, she set out to meet Humble Heroes from around the world. One of them, with his extraordinary stature, moved her in a special way: Jean Vanier. While she had originally come for an interview, their talks continued. And despite almost 50 years difference in age, they developed a wonderful bond!
                                                       Looking back at a long friendship


An impressive track record 

World preview at the UN in New York


Looking back at the presentation of the film at the United Nations in New York


A viewing at the National Assembly


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And it doesn’t stop there…
The film premiere in Asia!

418fde89-26ed-41ad-950e-93ebccb606c8The adventure continues for our film! It will be presented in Singapore as part of the 35th edition of the French Film Festival which will be held from November 4 to 17.

Organized by the French Embassy in Singapore in collaboration with local distributors and partners, the festival will offer a program of 27 films including comedies, romances and dramas.

Each edition addresses topics that reveal the vulnerabilities that make us human. From first love to lost love, from personal identity to compliance with society’s expectations, from growing pains to crises in one’s forties, the festival will be giving viewers a real experience of emotional introspection.

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