Dorchester Film Society
Showing The Best Of World Cinema Since 1958

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Jan 22, 2009 - 19:30 - Corn Exchange

  • Director: Julian Schnabel
  • Year: 2007
  • Country: France/USA
  • Run Time: 112 mins
  • Ratings
  • A: 76
  • B: 25
  • C: 4
  • D: 0
  • E: 0
  • Overall: 92
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

This moving Oscar-nominated film tells the true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, the successful editor of Elle magazine, who suffered a stroke which left him completely paralysed apart from his left eye-lid. With incredible empathy and humour, it traces his efforts to dictate his memoirs by blinking in a special alphabetical code