Cinema Medica presents: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 

Julian Schnabel’s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly depicts the life of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who developed locked-in syndrome resulting from a stroke at age 43. The film is based on the 1997 memoir of the same name, which Bauby wrote over ten months by blinking his left eyelid. Subjective cinematography – the story is told from Bauby’s literal point of view – voiceover, and impressionistic sequences convey Bauby’s rich inner world and interactions with various health care providers with great empathy. The film takes place in the hospital in Berck-sur-Mer where Bauby was a patient, with the staff making appearances in the cast.

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Date & Time: Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 at 6pm.

How It Will Work: If you register, you will get a link to join us for the screening and discussion.

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