"Le Scaphandre et le Papillon"
Jean-Dominique Bauby was a key player in Parisian social and cultural circles before suffering a massive stroke at the age of 43, which robbed him of all muscle control save his left eyelid. Blinking one letter at a time, the Elle Editor composed a book describing life in a vegetative state that became an international best-seller. This is the basis of Julian Schnabel’s enthralling new film, with the marvelous Mathieu Amalric as Bauby.
Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a powerful meditation on the nature of visual perception, as well as a celebration of the emergence of personal artistic expression.
Directed by Julian Schnabel France, 2007, 112 mins
With Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner,Marie-Josée Croze, Anne Consigny
Best Director, Technical Grand Prize - 2007 Cannes Film Festival
"It is wonderful: a rhapsodic adaptation of a memoir, a visual marvel that wraps its subject in screen romanticism without romanticizing his affliction." by Michael Phillips at the Chicago Tribune.
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