The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Jean-Dominique Bauby (Mathieu Amalric), editor-in-chief of French fashion bible Elle magazine, has a devastating stroke at age 43. The damage to his brain stem results in locked-in syndrome, with which he is almost completely paralyzed and only able to communicate by blinking an eye. Bauby painstakingly dictates his memoir via the only means of expression left to him.
Starring Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marie-Josée Croze
Director Julian Schnabel