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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)


[LE SCAPHANDRE ET LE PAPILLON]

Directed by Julian SCHNABEL
112 minutes, Belgium
Fiction

Description:

At 43, Jean-Dominique Bauby, the rakishly successful and charismatic editor in chief of French Elle was a man defined by his passion for life. On December 1995, he suffered a massive stroke and his brain stem was rendered inactive. In these few bewildering moments, his life was forever changed. After lapsing into a coma, he awoke 20 days later to find himself the victim of a rare locked-in syndrome - mentally alert but permanently deprived of movement and speech. Refusing to accept his fate, Bauby determined to escape the paralysis of his diving bell and free the butterflies of his dreams and imagination. The only way he could express his frustration, however, was by moving his left eye. These movements and blinking a code representing letters of the alphabet became his sole means of communication. Slowly -painstakingly- words, sentences, paragraphs and finally an affecting and life-affirming memoir emerged.

IMDB Link:

 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401383/

Awards (n=2):


Cannes Film Festival (2007)Hamptons International Film Festival (2007)

FESTIVAL HISTORY: n=13

  1. Cannes Film Festival (2007)
     
  2. Chicago International Film Festival (2007)
     
  3. Hamptons International Film Festival (2007)
     
  4. London Film Festival (2007)
     
  5. Mill Valley Film Festival (2007)
     
  6. New York Film Festival (2007)
     
  7. Telluride Film Festival (2007)
     
  8. Tokyo International Film Festival (2007)
     
  9. Toronto International Film Festival (2007)
     
  10. Vancouver International Film Festival (2007)
     
  11. Woodstock Film Festival (2007)
     
  12. Academy Awards (2008)
     
  13. Big Bear Lake International Film Festival (2008)
     

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