Le Scaphandre Et Le Papillon – The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

05 Nov 2008

Director: Julian Schnabel

France, USA



The winner of a BAFTA and two awards at Cannes, this is the true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby. In 1995, Bauby, the French editor of Elle, has a stroke at the age of 43. His entire body is paralyzed with the exception of his left eye. Trapped in the ʻdiving bellʼ of his body that he cannot escape Bauby fi nds his only solace is the ʻbutterfl yʼ of his depthless imagination and memories. He communicates these, a letter at a time by using a code involving blinking. An uplifting, astonishing story from France with English subtitles.