The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Release Date:
Thursday, 14 February 2008
Starring
Mathieu Almaric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze
Directed by
Julian Schnabel
Country:
France
Language:
French and English (subtitled)

Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralysed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he'd only visited in his mind.