The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
A riveting, sometimes acerbic, frequently moving and always visually arresting true account of, Jean-Dominque Bauby’s (former editor of French Elle) desperate struggle with sudden and devastating brain damage.
Adapted by contemporary painter and director Julian Schnabel (Basquiat, Before Night Falls) from Bauby’s international best-selling autobiography, this was one of the hot tickets at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
The film ambitiously seeks to express the inner life of a man reduced from living in the fast lane at the very heart of Parisian society to being able to communicate solely through blinking his left eye.
The result is a beautiful, humbling and emotionally intense tale.
Starring Mathieu Amalric (The Singer) and Emmanuelle Seigner (La Vie En Rose).