The Diving Bell and the Butterfly





Thanks to your French film recommendations from this post, I watched "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly." This incredibly moving film is based on the true life story of journalist 'Jean-Dominique Bauby', who suffered a stroke leaving his whole body paralyzed except for one eye, called locked-in syndrome.

Through mere blinking he communicated, and shared aspects of his inner imagination and memory for his last memoir. Not only is the cinematography exquisite, but this non light-hearted film made me think deeply. It caused me to ponder upon all of the things I am increasingly grateful for, especially the little things.

8 comments:

Melanie said...

I saw this a few weeks ago and had the same thoughts. It is a gorgeous, gorgeous film.

Mary said...

It is an exquisitely beautiful film. So so heavy. It definitely makes you grateful for all the things you have - especially a working body.

liz said...
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liz said...

This film was stunning. One everyone should see. But get ready, as mentioned it is a heavy film to see. But it leaves you with a feeling of being blessed by your life. Beautiful film, go rent it!

cindy : quaint said...

i'm so glad you saw this beautiful and powerful film. i feel like i should watch it every year around the time of my birthday to remind myself of how fortunate i really am.

Alice Q. Foodie said...

I am dying to see this movie, but I just have to find the right time. I love watching heavy movies like this by myself, but I have to be in the right mood!

SeƱorita Puri said...

great movie and great soundtrack

laura said...

beautiful movie indeed, but at the same time i felt really depressed watching it!

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