Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
After suffering a debilitating stroke, Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric) becomes a victim of locked-in syndrome, leaving his left eye as his only functioning body part. He gets inspired to write a book on what he has endured.
This is the most heartbreaking foreign film I have seen. The first third of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is told from Bauby's point of view, so we get to see what he sees. Along with the devastating storyline, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly also contains breathtaking cinematography. This is not one you should miss.
My Rating: *****