About the Film
This Oscar nominated film won the director’s prize at the most recent Cannes Film Festival. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is the remarkable true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, a successful and charismatic editor-in-chief of French Elle, who wakes up in a hospital room the victim of a sudden stroke. While the physical challenges of Bauby’s fate leave him with little hope for the future, he begins to discover how his life’s passions, his rich memories and his newfound imagination can help him to feel alive. The film is surprisingly rich in humor and provides a powerful and unique movie-going experience.
A stunning film…a moving demonstration of the power of one man’s imagination to transcend the limits of his body. – David Ansen, Newsweek