The Diving Bell and the Butterfly12A
The true story of Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby, who, in 1995 at the age of 43, suffered a stroke that paralyzed 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.
Followed by a post-screening discussion with University of Oxford neuroscientists organised by The Oxford Science and Ideas Festival 2021.
‘Nothing in director Julian Schnabel’s career so far has anticipated the sweetness, sadness, maturity and restraint of this lovely movie.’
★★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
‘A poignant reflection on what it means to be alive and, visually, a true cinematic experience.’
★★★★ Alan Morrison, Empire Magazine
Sorry - you missed it!
We showed The Diving Bell and the Butterfly between October 23, 2021 and October 24, 2021.
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What else is on?
Today (Monday 27th March)
The Age of Innocence U2h 18m
Close 12A1h 44m | French, Flemish & Dutch w/ English subtitles
Tomorrow (Tuesday 28th March)
Creature 12A1h 28m
Broker 12A2h 9m | Korean w/ English subtitles
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